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Community Policing Officer

Community policing officers seek to build community partnerships and engage community members in their programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a community policing officer interact with kids on substance abuse issues?

Many community policing officers help institute substance abuse awareness programs in schools.  They sometimes work closely with DARE, SADD and school resource officers to put on these programs and raise drug and alcohol awareness among kids.

How does a community policing officer interact with parents on substance abuse issues?

Community policing officers provide parents with substance abuse resources, including information about local treatment centers, awareness programs and other local efforts.

How can parents reach a local community policing officer?

Parents can check if their local law enforcement agency has its own website.  Local law enforcement websites usually have information about how to get involved with local law enforcement efforts.  Parents can also meet with community policing officers at their local police station.