Community policing officers seek to build community partnerships and engage community members in their programs.
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.
Community policing officers provide parents with substance abuse resources, including information about local treatment centers, awareness programs and other local efforts.
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.