This program is a necessity for officers of all ranks and members of the community who are planning or engaged in community and problem-oriented policing efforts. It is designed for department members of all ranks who are meeting with community groups in an attempt to facilitate creative solutions to their particular needs. It presents an opportunity to do something together about police/community relations and relationships neighborhood by neighborhood rather than just talk or march about it.
Not just a C.O.P. theory lecture, it's a hands-on, skills building workshop.
Departments and community policing officers are being asked to assist with solving problems like; “the cops don’t care”, "the kids hanging out", "the druggies", "the muggings", “the arsons”, etc., etc., all issues that are conducive to producing creative, long term solutions with community involvement. Many efforts start enthusiastically only to fail because the same issues are discussed over and over by the same individuals and nothing actually gets produced or solved.