I 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!