The Community Engagement Unit (CEU) is made up of three specialized teams: Deployment, Crime Response Team (CRT), and Neighborhood Police Officers (NPO's).
The Deployment Team reduces violent and property crime by actively identifying, locating and arresting wanted persons and habitual offenders.
The Crime Response Team (CRT) is a specialized squad that primarily works to investigate illegal drug activity within the South Central Patrol Division.
The Neighborhood Police Officer Team (NPO) works as a liason between the Police Department and the community. Neighborhood Police Officers work to establish a rapport with the citizens in the division. They also solve quality-of-life issues and maintain special departmental programs.
The principal purpose of the CEU is to work closely with the community to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life within the South Central Patrol Division. Partnerships between the Police Department and the community are crucial to the implementation of crime reduction programs and initiatives. The CEU strives to create an open line of communication with citizens so issues and concerns can be resolved in a timely and effective manner.