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Area Commanders

 AREA COMMANDER PROGRAM

The Police Department has implementated the Area Commander COPS (Community Oriented Problem Solving) concept of the Community Policing and has expanded the program further into the community.  The City has been divided into quadrants using Holt and Garey as the dividing lines.  The quadrant system was used because we have 4 Lieutenants in the Operations Division assigned to the Watch Commander's Office, and one of these Lieutenants is assigned to each of these quadrants.  The quadrants are broken down to the Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and the Southeast portions of the City. 


The Area Commander concept is designed to accomplish several things.  First, we want everyone to know who their personal point of contact is in the Police Department.  It also assigns responsibility to a specific Lieutenant for problem solving.  Second, it facilitates coordination and prevents the duplication of effort on the same problem. Third, in times of shrinking resources, it provides us with a more efficient way of communication with the public on the topics they need and want to hear about. Each of the Watch Commanders is responsible for problem solving the issues that develop in their assigned quadrants, by utilizing not only the resources within the Police Department, but also by coordinating services from other City Departments as needed that might be helpful in solving the problem. 

The quadrants are listed as the following:

Northwest Quadrant
Northeast Quadrant
Southwest Quadrant
Southeast Quadrant

The Area Commanders have also been assigned voicemail boxes and email addressed specificallyfor each of their areas
in order to facilitate communication with the citizens in their area.


Watch Commander Areas July 2020

 A Community Service Officer from the Community Programs Unit is assigned to each of the four quadrants to work
closely with the Area Commanders and provide consistency to the citizens.  It is the
responsibility of the Community
Service Officer (CSO) assigned to the quadrant being covered to
coordinate the presentations.  This is an effort to
disseminate the information more efficiently.


Each month, on a rotating basis, Area Commander meetings are held in each Commander's respective portion of the City as well our popular Coffee with a Cop.  Although the meetings are geared to the citizens living in a specific portion of the City, the meeting is open to everyone.  The meetings are facilitated by the AreaCommander responsible for
that particular quadrant of the City.


Thank you for your assistance as we work to improve our service to the Community.

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