Community Oriented Policing

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COPS unitThe Police Department is committed to improving its effectiveness by facilitating a cooperative effort between the Department and the community through enhancement of Departmental and city-wide programs, projects, and services.

Reading to classThe community relations component of the Department is responsible for the coordination, planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and follow-up of specific projects, programs, and related services that help foster and nurture effective police-community partnerships.


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In an effort to develop and foster a close working relationship with the community, the Police Department offers an array of programs and services that helps its officers to interact with citizens and build more meaningful relationships than is typically built merely answering calls for service.

Some of the programs and activities offered by the Police Department include:Logo
  • Departmental Tours
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Student Internship Program
  • Neighborhood Watch Programs
  • Home and Business Security Inspections
  • Camp 911
  • Citizen Police Academy
  • Public Education Programs
  • Crime Free Housing Initiative


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