About the Unit
The Neighborhood Policing Unit is an example of innovative police service designed to meet the ever changing needs of the community. The unit works very hard at building ties within very diverse communities. Officers patrol on bicycles, and on foot, which gives residents more personal contact with the police.
By using these methods, officers eliminate the barrier of the police cruiser between themselves and the residents. Residents also have officers' cellular telephone numbers to give them direct access whenever problems are occurring within their neighborhood. Residents know who their officers are, and this builds a bridge of trust between the residents and the police department.