Community Policing is a collaboration between the police and the community, which identifies, prioritizes and solves community problems.
In conjunction with the opening of the Mid-City Police Substation in 1994, Community Policing brought local residents, the San Diego Police Department and city services into alignment to enhance the safety and quality of neighborhoods in the area.
Involvement ranged from kids on bikes watching school grounds, to parents standing at street corners while kids walked to and from school, to residents walking neighborhoods reporting code violations. In return, the police department designated Community Resource Officers to take resident reports and attend community meetings to insure the dialogue continued.
Due to budget cuts, Community Policing is no longer a part of the Police Department’s strategy. However, neighborhood groups are still actively working with local police to reduce crime.back to top