Community Police

The Haverhill Police Departments Community Police Division uses several common methods of community-policing that include:

  • Encouraging the community to help prevent crime by providing advice, giving talks at schools, encouraging neighborhood watch groups, and a variety of other techniques.
  • Increased use of foot or cycle patrols.
  • Creating teams of officers to carry out community policing in designated neighborhoods.
  • Clear communication between the police and the communities about their objectives and strategies.
  • Partnerships with other organizations such as government agencies, community members, nonprofit service providers, private businesses and the media.

Some examples of Community Policing activities:

  • Coffee with a cop
  • Creating and working with neighborhood groups
  • National Night Out
  • Jr. Police programs
  • Department tours
  • Touch a truck events
  • Crime prevention talks
  • Security surveys
  • Participating in city events such as:
    • Kidsfest
    • Christmas Stroll
    • Stuff a Cruiser
    • Santa Parade