Community Policing Unit
The Community Policing Division identifies and implements neighborhood-based police services to reduce crime, improve the quality of life, and engage community members in building partnerships and solving problems. For example, Community Policing Supervisor Sgt. Luis Muniz is currently assigned as LGBT Liaison for The Department. This assignment is intended to encourage and foster inclusion of all community members when deploying Community Policing strategies. This initiative permits the Department of Public Safety to maximize its use of resources while serving the needs of the entire community.
Proactive strategies and tactics such as crime analysis, problem solving and community partnerships are used to creatively address crime and social issues that may lead to crime. CompStat information facilitates the identification of where and when resources are to be implemented. Collaboration with community partners identifies problems such as neighborhood decay, physical and social disorder. Together the police and community partners will deal with addressing the root of the identified problems.