Detroit Neighborhood Police Officer Program
Did you know that there’s a neighborhood police officer program here in the city of Detroit? I just learned this, and I had to share.
“The NPO program brings officers and residents together to create safer communities.
The program is based on the highly successful Community Oriented Policing Program created by James E. Craig while serving as Cincinnati’s Police Chief.
Detroit’s Police precincts have been divided into areas and assigned to NPO’s as long term assignments. All NPO’s will develop ties with the community and business sector to create a different form of police presence for non-emergency and recurring quality of life issues.”
If you live in the city, you can visit the NPO Program’s main page to click on the precincts to learn find out what officer’s in your area.
Do you know who is your Neighborhood Police Officer in your area?http://t.co/Luq8WJnNET
— Detroit Police Dept. (@detroitpolice) May 5, 2015
Now it’s no secret that there is a huge level of mistrust of police in communities of color in this country, but I am interested in learning more about this program and how it’s perceived, and implemented in the community.
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW