Community Oriented Policing
What is Community Policing?
Community Policing is an alternative method of policing, where the police department joins forces with the community, as partners, to fight crime and problems.
Community Policing solicits input from the community's citizens and businesses to determine what neighborhood and area problems are.
Community Policing is a means of keeping citizens informed and for citizens to keep the police informed.
Community Policing operates by combating crime and problems in smaller groupings, the neighborhoods.
Community Policing stretches itself to be an attitude and mind set which differs from traditional policing. It is proactive rather than reactive.
Community Policing allows the officer, on the beat, to work on and solve problems without worrying about the bureaucracy of the system. The officer has the responsibility and authority to carry out his/her duties.
Community Policing teaches citizens how to guard themselves from becoming victims of crime, through Neighborhood Watch and other crime prevention programs.
Community Policing facilitates citizens becoming acquainted with and watching out for each other.
It is our priority to work with our citizens in order to make the community of Ocean Shores a safe place to work, live, and play.
It is the mission of the Ocean Shores Police Department to serve the public by providing assistance, coordination, and the delivery of law enforcement and support services for the safety and protection of people and property.
The Ocean Shores Police Department has been entrusted with duties and responsibilities to assist, preserve and defend people and their property and to maintain social order. This public trust mandates that all members exemplify the highest standard of conduct while on and off duty. Department members shall adhere to and uphold all laws and serve the public in an ethical, courteous, impartial, and professional manner while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons.
WE CARE ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK!
Please complete our online survey, so we know how we are doing and what you feel we can do better. If you have any concerns with your neighborhood, please contact us to discuss it. If we don't know what's wrong, we can't assist you in fixing it.
OTHER COP ACTIVITIES
We also perform other functions to maintain our community policing commitment to the community. Those programs cover such topics as D.A.R.E. in our schools, the Volunteer Crime Watch program, Safe Boating Patrol and Education, Bicycle Safety Program, Police Citizen's Academy, Neighborhood Watch, and other crime prevention presentations offered throughout the year.
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