Community-Oriented Policing & Problem Solving (COPPS)

Community-oriented policing and problem solving, or COPPS, is a policing philosophy that promotes and supports organizational strategies to address the causes and reduce the fear of crime and social disorder through problem-solving tactics and community-police partnerships. Community policing brings police and citizens together to prevent crime and solve neighborhood problems. With community policing, the emphasis is on stopping crime before it happens, not responding to calls for service after the crime occurs. Community policing gives citizens more control over the quality of life in their community.

Multiple Enforcement Team (MET)

The MET team is a valuable resource for our Detective and Patrol divisions. They are utilized to:

  • Conduct surveillance
  • Serve high-risk search and arrest warrants
  • Search for wanted felons
  • Collect intelligence regarding drugs, gangs, and other criminal activity

MET often participates in special enforcement programs that target specific or immediate crime trends or problems and work with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.