The Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO) Unit designates geographic areas or neighborhoods where police officers concentrate their efforts in accordance with the philosophy of Community Oriented Policing and Problem Oriented Policing.
The NPO Unit works with Crime Watch groups, apartment managers, HOAs, and other community groups to identify specific crime trends within their assigned area, formulate a strategy for addressing the offenses then coordinate and participate in the solution. NPOs identify and respond to specific problems within the neighborhood, including repeat call locations, ongoing neighborhood disturbances and deteriorating conditions that contribute to the overall decline of the neighborhood.
View the map below to identify the NPO assigned to your geographic area. For more information, you may call or email your Neighborhood Police Officer:
Personnel assigned to the Mounted Unit, Bicycle Patrol and Crime Awareness and Prevention are also part of this unit.
The Mounted Patrol provides highly visible patrol in all areas of the city with special emphasis in the downtown area. Mounted Patrol is also responsible for special events and represents the department at ceremonial events such as parades and exhibitions.
The Bike Patrol is responsible for patrols of neighborhoods and commercial areas based on crime trends. It also works special events to patrol areas that are inaccessible by motorized units.
Crime Awareness & Prevention
The Crime Awareness and Prevention unit is responsible for providing crime prevention education within the entire community. This unit also works with apartment complex managers, assists businesses in striving for a crime-free work environment as well as supporting homeowner associations with crime prevention information. This unit also acts as a liaison within the community, conducts the annual Citizens Police Academy and coordinates the Citizens on Patrol program.