The Police Department is charged with protecting the safety and welfare of the public. The majority of the officers are responsible for patrol duties, Department members serve a number of Special Programs in the area. The philosophy of the Police Department is to be proactive on issues affecting the community. It is essential to develop a cohesive partnership between the Community and the Police. To this end, the Department emphasizes programs that provide interaction and assistance to area residents.
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