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Community Oriented Policing

Community Oriented Policing (COP) is a joint venture that brings together the police and the community in an attempt to solve neighborhood problems , quality of life issues and prevent crime.

There are four aspects to COP:

  1. Police officers become a part of the neighborhood. This helps police get a better sense of citizen’s needs and helps residents get to know each peace officer on an individual basis.
  2. A commitment to improving the neighborhood you live in. Police officers ask residents for aid in solving community problems.
  3. Teamwork between citizens and the police. Moving away from an “US vs. THEM” attitude into a more effective relationship where officers depend on residents for help.
  4. Residents assist police and together achieve the common goal of a safer neighborhood. This means reporting crimes as they occur. Hear It, See It, Report It!

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