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Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving, otherwise know as C.O.P.P.S., focuses on establishing community/police partnerships to solve neighborhood problems and to reduce the incidence of crime. This team of experienced officers will respond to community concerns by conducting a thorough analysis to identify the root causes of each situation. They follow-up by involving other service providers, including expert City staff, to seek a resolution that enhances the quality of life in each affected neighborhood.
|The C.O.P.P.S. Philosophy: |
- Promotes and requires partnerships and 2-way interaction with the community.
- Is proactive, not reactive.
- Encourages problem solving as a tactic.
- Attacks the causes, not the symptoms, of crime and disorder.
- Stresses community participation and empowerment.
- Gives police officers the opportunity to be valued for their worth, not their rank.
- Expands the role for line officers to be problem solvers.
- Promotes the development of trust.
- Flattens the chain of command within the police structure and city government for more accountability.