WSCPC Community Policing Plan

The Community Policing Concept is the community and the police working together towards addressing the social and criminal concerns of the community. It requires forming a partnership with the community and developing a form of accountability with the community.

Flexibility to react and correct issues and concerns as identified by the community

Activities shall include but not limited to the following:

  • Interaction with the community
  • Attendance at and organization of community meetings
  • Patrol areas via foot, bike, car and plain clothes
  • Provide community residents with written reports of their activities
  • Safety Check Points
  • Corner Deployment
  • Quality of Life Crimes
  • Coordination with License and Inspections
  • Crime Prevention Seminars
  • Traffic Control
  • Street Crimes
  • Youth Services
  • YALE Program,
  • Victim Service
  • Ride Along
  • Community Academy
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Senior Lock Program,/Home Security Program, etc.

No concern/issue will be considered to small to address.

Officers assigned to specific areas shall not patrol other areas unless in cooperation with other community policing officers. In no event should they be reassigned to other functions/assignments within the police department.

Community Policing Officers shall be assigned to designated areas for a period of no less than three years to maintain community continuity.

Accountability of superiors and officers will ensure that community policing is embraced and supported.

A separate Division of Community Impact should be created and 40 officers and support costs transferred from Patrol.

The community will work with and support the officers assigned to there area.

Community Policing Goals

  • 50% of residents will be able to identify their community policing officer
  • 10% reduction in calls for service
  • 10% increase in arrests
  • 10% reduction in violent crime
  • 100% attendance at community meetings
  • 80% of residents trust their officer
  • 20% reduction in shootings
  • 15% reduction in murder