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Community policing is a philosophy. This philosophy states that neither the police nor the citizens can solve the problems of every neighborhood alone. Community policing means that the police and the residents (where a problem exists) must work together and use all of the resources available to them to solve the problem. The problem can be as small as a dark alley where residents want to get a street light installed, or as big as drug dealers selling their "products" on street corners. Regardless of the problems, working together we can make a difference, and we have made a difference!

Community Substation
Located at 1233 1st Avenue East, Suite F, has been an unmitigated success in encouraging neighborhood involvement with the Community Policing program.

District Lieutenants
The District Police Lieutenants focus on building relationships with businesses and residents to make a positive impact on the quality of life in our neighborhoods. 

Honor Guard
The Cedar Rapids Police Department Honor Guard is currently comprised of 25 members.

LGBT Liaison and Hate Crime Statistics
Sergeant Jen Roberts is the Cedar Rapids Police Department's officially designated liaison to the LGBT community and is responsible for addressing LGBT issues. She also manages issues regarding hate crimes.

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch, Block Watch, Town Watch, Crime Watch -- whatever the name -- it's one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear.


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