Community Engagement Division

In recent years, law enforcement officials and community leaders alike have stressed the need for more "engagement" between the public and the police. In particular, they have called on departments and community members to work collaboratively to keep communities safe.

"Community engagement" has come to describe everything from ice cream socials to serious discussions about department practices. All of these forms of police-community interaction are important for building relationships and improving trust. But real engagement is more than just conversation. It means giving the public a voice in how our community is policed.

The Community Engagement Division consists of 1 Commander and 3 Sergeants that supervise the personnel assigned to the 

  • Community Outpost (COPS) Team
  • Campus Area Policing Services (CAPS) Team
  • Community Crime Impact Team (CCIT)
  • Housing Redevelopment Authority (HRA)
  • Crime Prevention
  • School Resource Officers (SRO)

Sayre Martin - Lieutenant

Martin Sayre
(320) 345-4410

2021 Community Engagement Org Chart
  1. Campus Area Police Services (Caps)
  2. Community Crime Impact Team (CCIT)
  3. Community Outpost (COPS)
  4. Eyes on the South Side (EOSS)
  5. Crime Prevention
  6. School Resource Officers (SRO)
  7. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  8. Co-Responder Team
  9. Child Response Initiative (CRI)

Campus Area Police Services (CAPS)

The Campus Area Police Services (CAPS) team is comprised of three St. Cloud Police officers who are assigned to work the southside college campus area. The primary purpose of the program is to reduce crime on campus, offer immediate response to campus-specific needs and investigate all crimes of violence. 

The CAPS Programs is made possible through an agreement between the City of St. Cloud and St. Cloud State University. To cover the cost of dedicating three officers to the campus area, St. Cloud State University contributes $240,000 annually to the city.

See how the program affects student’s lives.

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