You may have heard a lot about “Community Policing” in the last few years. It has come to mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Essentially, it is a mixture of the old and the new. It is an effort to get back to a time when police were more involved in the daily activity of a community. For the most part, it is a return to the type of policing we experienced many years ago before the explosion of crime in the sixties and seventies overwhelmed law enforcement’s resources. Community Policing aims to get officers out of the isolation of their cruisers and into the heart of the community, getting to know the people they serve. In return, the people get to know the officers patrolling on their behalf. A bond of respect and trust between the people and their police allows for an environment where a cooperative effort to solves problems results.
The East Bridgewater Police Department is committed to the philosophy and principles of community policing. Community policing has many purposes and goals, but the main objective is the absence of crime through crime prevention and a proactive approach to law enforcement. This is achieved through the cooperation of the police and the community we serve.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Community Policing contact:
Sergeant William Patterson 508-378-7223