The mission of the Community Resource Unit is to serve the community and the Police Department by developing and implementing programs to prevent crime, reduce the fear of crime, promote safety, and support officers in their community policing activities.
The Community Resource Unit offers a variety of services designed for both private citizens and local businesses, including Neighborhood Watch, Safe Community programs, CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) Security surveys, Active Threat presentations, and Anti-Robbery training. The unit builds relationships with local businesses, service providers, and citizens to share crime prevention information and promote safety.
The Community Resource Unit has absorbed the former Homeless Outreach Team and now fulfills many of their tasks. Working with providers of homeless services is a major part of this task. The goal of the unit is to connect homeless individuals with resources, such as housing or substance abuse treatment. The unit also strives to reduce the calls for service often associated with the homeless population.
In partnership with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the Community Resource Unit also dedicates two positions to Downtown patrol. These positions provide a visible presence in the downtown area, and strive to build relationships with business owners and vendors to partner in keeping the area safe, clean, and a draw for residents and visitors to our community.
For more details or to request a safety presentation for your business or organization, please call (970)549-5331, or email CRO@gjcity.org.