Community Relations

Police Community Relations frequently provides safety lectures and demonstrations to youth groups, preschools, neighborhood watch programs, businesses and faith-based organizations.

Community Relations is dedicated to the goal of bringing the community and the Longwood Police Department together to solve community problems. Community Relations routinely develops alternate methods of policing. 
These alternate methods offer viable solutions, introduce new tools and encourage the community to problem solve hand-in-hand with the Police Department.

Goals


The goal of Community Relations is to reduce the number of repeat calls for service by offering a long-term solution to the problem. The Longwood Police Department recognizes that it can rarely solve public safety problems alone. Therefore, it embraces the philosophy of community policing.

Community Policing is a collaborative partnership between the Longwood Police Department and the individuals and organizations they serve. This partnership incorporates unique problem-solving techniques that utilize both proactive and reactive law enforcement and community participation. This approach allows us to address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder and the fear of crime in a community. It also helps us serve you effectively and efficiently by getting to the root of the problem rather than just the surface issue that can reoccur if not addressed.

Reactive Measures:

A citizen calls for assistance due to a specific crime or other problem that has already occurred. Law enforcement responds to a citizen complaint for a crime or other problem that has already occurred.

Proactive Measures:

Law enforcement presents crime prevention education relating to a possible future crime or other problem. Law enforcement attends community meetings in order to provide a communication link between the community and the Police Department, other City Divisions or local service providers. Citizens take an active involvement with law enforcement by getting educated and taking specific interest in their own home, their neighborhood and their community as whole to reduce crime and the fear of crime throughout. Active community partnerships where concerns and issues are voiced and discussed by all involved.

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