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Community Policing in Garner

Partnerships – Public safety, quality of life, and overall community wellness are not just police issues in Garner – they are community issues. The Garner Police Department is focused on developing and maintaining meaningful partnerships with citizens, civic organizations, businesses, and local government to identify and bring resources to bear on community problems.

The Garner Police Department participates in partnerships that are intended to bring additional resources to bear on public safety issues in the Town through collaboration on mutually benefitial issues. The following are some examples of partnerships we have participated in:

Prevention – One of the hallmarks of an effective law enforcement agency is the ability to prevent crime before it occurs. The Garner Police Department utilizes efforts focused on crime analysis and prediction, deterrence (including enforcement), and education to decrease crime and increase quality of life for our community.

  • Crime Analysis & Prediction
  • Members of the Garner Police Department routinely conduct systematic analyses for identifying and interpreting patterns and trends in crime and disorder in order to better allocate resources, to inform employees and others about criminal activity and to prevent future crime.
  • Deterrence
  • The Garner Police Department remains committed to proactively enforcing violations of North Carolina criminal and traffic law and the ordinances of the Town of Garner as a means of curbing and deterring criminal behavior that negatively impacts the Town. We also utilize routine patrol and visibility as a deterrent to criminal behavior of all types.
  • Education
  • Using programs such as the Achievement Academy, the Citizens’ Police Academy, Community Watch, the School Resource Officer program and other speaking opportunities, members of the Garner Police Department share crime prevention and personal safety information with members of the community.

Problem Solving – Utilizing proven methods such as Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (C.P.T.E.D.) and the “S.A.R.A.” method (scan – analyze – respond – assess), the Garner Police Department looks beyond the symptoms of crime and disorder and instead addresses problems by identifying and addressing the root nature so the problem is eliminated rather than temporarily abated. Garner Police Officers work with the community to take a strategic approach to resolving community concerns and addressing community problems to the satisfaction of those involved whenever possible.

Community Policing in Garner encompasses all that we do as law enforcement officers and employees on a daily basis – whether we are involved in education, enforcement, partnerships, prevention or problem solving, we are following the community policing philosophy.