Community Policing

Duties & Responsibilities


Community Oriented Policing is a philosophy of full-service, personalized policing where officers work in a proactive partnership with citizens to identify and solve problems. The focus of community oriented policing is not simply on responding to crime, but on preventing crime and resolving community problems. The philosophy rests on the belief that the police and the community must work together as partners to solve the contemporary challenges faced in today's society.

Community oriented police officers are empowered with the autonomy and freedom to act as needed in order to implement and participate in community-based problem solving efforts. Officers work closely with other organizations and community groups to educate community members about potential hazards they may encounter.
  • How to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime
  • To identify the problems
  • Concerns and fears of community members
  • To identify and eliminate hazards that may promote crime or disorder
  • To improve the overall quality of life in the community

Presentations


A minimum of two weeks notice is required for any presentation request. If you have not received a phone call within three (3) days of submitting the request, please call Sergeant Chad Carpenter at (801) 576-6367. If your organization is interested in a presentation on any topics listed below, please submit the Community Policing Presentation Request Form.The Draper Police Department offers quality presentations on a variety of topics to community groups, schools, businesses and other organizations. Some of those topics include:
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Careers in Law Enforcement
  • Prevention of Child Abuse
  • Child Safety/Stranger Danger
  • Financial Crimes/Identity Theft
  • Gangs/Graffiti
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Police Station Tours
  • Traffic/Pedestrian Safety
  • Domestic Violence/Stalking

Please note:


Boy/Cub Scout Police Station tours and Boy/Cub Scout presentations can only be scheduled for the first Thursday of each month, between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM.