About the Unit
The Community Outreach Unit at the Police Department serves as two units in one. These units are the Community Relations Unit and Crime Prevention Unit. The Community Outreach program consists of an aggressive combination of community relations and crime prevention functions.
The St. Cloud Police Department is committed to establishing close ties and responding to the needs of the citizens of St. Cloud. We accomplish this by the implementation of community based programs and correcting actions or practices that may contribute to community tension or grievances.
The main function of this section is to establish and maintain a liaison with the residents of the City of St. Cloud and community organizations. This is accomplished by providing FREE programs to City of St. Cloud residents such as:
- Drug And Alcohol Awareness
- Stranger Danger
- Gun Safety
- Bicycle Safety
The community relations officer meets and works with these various groups and organizations on a monthly basis and advises them of criminal activities or trends occurring in their respective areas.
The St. Cloud Police Department is committed to development, implementation and perpetuation of comprehensive and proactive programs which anticipate, recognize and appraise crime risk and which initiate actions to remove or reduce those crime risks.
This is the organizational component which is responsible for coordinating and implementing crime prevention activities for the police department.
Helping Prevent Crime
The Crime Prevention Unit offers a broad range of services and programs designed to promote a keen awareness of crime and the dangers associated with criminal activity. Some of the programs offered are:
- Bicycle Registration
- Business and Residential Security Surveys
- Child Abduction Prevention
- CPTED (Home and Business Safety Analysis) Surveys
- Neighborhood Watch
- Operation Identification
- Workplace Violence Prevention