Community Affairs Unit
The Community Affairs Unit seeks to actively engage in the community to promote a strong working relationship between the police department and its citizens. This joint effort will aid in solving problems which affect our community, and foster enhanced trust, communication, transparency, and mutual respect.
Officers will engage in positive and productive police interactions throughout the community. They will work with homeowner’s associations, community organizations, advocacy groups, public and private schools, faith-based organizations, and individual residents to promote partnerships that are mutually beneficial. They will also be responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, and managing educational/crime prevention programs.
Two officers within the Community Affairs Unit are part of the department’s PATH Team (Partnership for Assistance, Treatment, and Health). The PATH Team is responsible for providing a more effective response to mental health crises and reduce overutilization of emergency services for non-emergency concerns. This is accomplished through proactive response, intervention, and referral strategies, and conducting behavioral health threat assessments.
The Community Affairs Unit has multiple programs that enable residents and law enforcement to communicate, collaborate, and work together to build safer, more caring communities.
Contact Sgt. Carey Grimstead (404) 245-6771 to see how the Community Affairs Unit can be involved with your school, neighborhood, business, homeowner’s association, or group.
|Lt. McCloskey||Sgt. Grimstead||Officer Justice|
|Officer Lyle||Officer Akram||Officer Hurtado|
|Officer Nerio||Officer King|