One of the cornerstones of an effective and efficient law enforcement agency is community involvement. The Community First initiative is comprised of a variety of programs designed to enhance officer-public interactions in non-enforcement situations.
Numerous community programs are detailed in the following pages. We encourage you and those that you care about to engage with the police department through our community involvement programs. These are key to preventing crime, helping members of our community better understand our officers and helping build a foundation of trust and respect between officers and community members.
The benefits of these programs don’t just stop there. They are a two-way street as they provide a much needed opportunity for our officers to interact with members of the community in a non-enforcement setting, which is critically important in boosting officers’ job satisfaction, interpersonal skills, reducing the effects of burnout and even reducing the number of complaints of officer misconduct.
You can contact our Community Services Division for more information on these programs at (334) 793-0230.