Cake Oriented Policing

Southern Pines Police Citizens Police AcademyI had the unique opportunity of attending the Southern Pines Police Citizens Police Academy these past 8 weeks.  We had our last session this evening. This cake was baked and skillfully decorated by one of the other attendees (Barbee).

One of the topics for discussion last week was Community Oriented Policing. This is a philosophy defined by the US Department of Justice as promoting “organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.”

Here’s more information on Community Oriented Policing.

If you own a business or live in Southern Pines, sign up for the next Southern Pines Police Citizens Police Academy.  It’s an amazing program.  Ask your local police department if they offer something similar.

I’ll catch up on more posts in the next few days.  Tomorrow’s Friday!


  1. deb

    Wow! It’s already been eight weeks? Wow! lol. Time flies!!!

    It’s great that you did that. It’s good to know your local police and have them know you. And, it’s helpful to see how they work and what their days are like.

    I’m sure they liked you. You are a model citizen! They could not ask for better for your town. :)

    • Beth

      There will be a “ride along” soon. I’ll get to cruise the streets of the town with a patrol officer.

      I still have some good pictures of the dogs in action I have ot post!

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