The Community Engagement Unit (CEU) is made up of four specialized teams: Deployment, Crime Response Team (CRT), Neighborhood Police Officers (NPO's) and Nuisance Abatement (R.I.S.K.).
The Deployment Team reduces violent and property crime by actively identifying, locating and arresting wanted persons and habitual offenders.
The Crime Response Team (CRT) is a specialized squad that primarily works to investigate critical calls for service, apprehend criminal suspects and assist in special projects aimed to reduce crime.
The Neighborhood Police Officer Team (NPO) works as a liason between the Police Department and the community. Neighborhood Police Officers work to establish a rapport with the citizens in the division. They also solve quality-of-life issues and maintain special departmental programs.
The principal purpose of the CEU is to work closely with the community to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life within the North Central Patrol Division. Partnerships between the Police Department and the community are crucial to the implementation of crime reduction programs and initiatives.
The CEU strives to create an open line of communication with citizens so issues and concerns can be resolved in a timely and effective manner.