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.
Business Liaison Officer and Homeless Outreach Officer
The Beaumont Police Department’s Business Liaison Officer and Homeless Outreach Officer work to address the unique challenges of our business and homeless communities.
The Homeless Outreach Officer enforces City municipal codes as well as applicable state laws when necessary and appropriate in the performance of their duties to address nuisance issues. However, their efforts are generally focused on providing assistance options and resources to those in need with a desire to receive assistance. The officer also partners with County Mental Health Officials to connect individuals with quality, timely and often critical mental health services.
The Business Liaison Officer directly addresses the public safety needs of the City’s business community. The officer builds relationships with businesses and uses several different strategies to address the many issues that concern our restaurant, retail and professional business establishments. Some of those concerns include vehicle thefts and burglaries, shoplifting, vandalism, traffic and parking issues, panhandling and alcohol-related problems.