To protect and serve through the delivery of professional services to ensure a safe society.
|Community Policing and Safety|
Working with our communities to make a safer society.
WHAT IS "COMMUNITY POLICING"?
“Community Policing” involves the police working with the community to help prevent crime and address social order problems….it means we ALL have a role to play in the safety and security of OUR communities !
Through problem solving, we can identify our issues and find solutions to improve the quality of life for our families.
Throughout the world today, communities are becoming involved with their police partners…and that means ALL of the community: residents, businesses, schools, churches and even visitors.
The truth is, any of us can be the victim of a crime. We always think it will be the other person until it happens to us….and there are things we can do if we just get involved!
WHAT ARE OUR COMMUNITY PROBLEMS?
Community Policing begins with the police and community identifying their problems. This may include:
WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT OUR PROBLEMS?
Finding answers to our problems requires us to first understand what the real problems are. Often what we think of as a problem is only a symptom of a greater problem. Problem solving will help us work through a process to identify what is a symptom and what is a cause. Only then can we look at solutions to those problems.
Solutions can include:
POLICING HELPS EVERYONE
Our Business Community
Our People in Need
HOW DO WE WORK TOGETHER?
BUT HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
As a member of your community you can get involved today! Simply contact you local police station and provide your name as a volunteer or inquire as to the next meeting between the police and the community.
By offering to meet and discuss the problems in your community, you can help to bring some fresh ideas that may resolve some of the many issues we all struggle with.
We all know that it takes more than just the police to make a difference. Victims need assistance to cope and adjust back to normal life after a traumatic event. As well, we need to know how to avoid becoming a victim. The police can provide valuable information, and citizens can do a lot to make sure that everyone in their community receives that information!