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 2 Sergeants that supervise the personnel assigned to the Campus Area Policing Services (CAPS), the Community Crime Impact Team (CCIT), the Community Out Post (COPS), the Housing Referral Authority (HRA) and Crime Prevention.
Commander James Steve Email: Phone: (320) 345-4401