Community Oriented Policing (Cops)

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In an effort to foster strong relationships between our department and the community in which we serve, the Community Policing Unit, working under the direction of the Public Information Office, provides programs and events to accomplish this goal. These programs are designed to educate, inform, and bring awareness to safety and crime related issues affecting our community.

Citizens Police Academy (CPA) - A great opportunity for citizens to get a firsthand look and account of all the different services, equipment, and personnel that make up their police department. There are two CPA classes a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The CPA meets for a couple of hours, once a week, for eight weeks. Combining lectures, demonstrations, and hands on activities, makes for a unique learning experience. There is no cost to attend and includes a classroom and range training day for those seeking to obtain their State of Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit.

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Neighborhood Watch Program- Neighborhood Watch Programs are available to those communities wanting to take a more diligent stand against crime. It brings law enforcement and the citizens together to reduce crime. The benefits of a Neighborhood Watch Program are they promote getting to know your neighbors and their regular routines, so that suspicious or out of the ordinary activity can be identified and reported. Historically, active Neighborhood Watch areas have lower incidents of crime and a stronger sense of community.

GREAT Program- Gang Resistance and Education Training is provided to middle school aged students within the Lebanon Special School District. While the program teaches the perils of gang involvement, more importantly, it teaches life skills that students can utilize to steer them clear of crime and violence.

Information on GREAT Program