Community policing is a collective effort between community and police that identifies problems in neighborhoods and searches for solutions to the problems. Based on member ties that are mutually beneficial, community policing can give law enforcement a way to re-energize communities. Developing strong communities is essential in creating a healthy atmosphere in which crime does not flourish.
Community Policing at the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office
Community Police Officers are assigned to areas in Cabarrus County, which enables each Officer to build relationships in their assigned community. It also enables Officers to identify problems in individual neighborhoods by becoming familiar with crime trends and statistics and working with residents in each community to learn their concerns. Community Officers investigate certain crimes, such as property crime, in their assigned areas, to work with the residents in identifying unfamiliar vehicles and people. They work closely with the Criminal Investigations Division. Community Officers also work closely with the Crime Prevention Officer in identifying ways to be proactive by preventing crimes from occurring. Officers attend Neighborhood Watch meetings in communities on a regular basis. You may see Community Officers at many community and county special events, as an opportunity to get to know residents.
For additional questions about the community policing division, call 704-920-3057.