Community Services Unit
The Dennis Police Department Crime Prevention Unit consists of a sergeant and two officers who also perform patrol duties on either the day or evening shifts. These officers are assigned to geographical areas to work with citizens of that area to assist in the development and advising of Neighborhood Watch Associations. Additionally these officers are assigned specific duties of support to such collaborative efforts as National Night Out and the departments Citizen's Police Academy.
Our Crime Prevention Officers also provide local businesses with crime prevention seminars, which include Personal Safety, Violence in the Work Place, Drugs in the Work Place, Gun Safety and Homeland Security. As part of their education, the Crime Prevention officers receive training in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). With this training, they are often called upon to review security issues with Dennis businesses.
Preventing crime in our community is the shared responsibility of the police and the citizens of Dennis. Neighborhood Watch has been entrusted with the responsibility of empowering the residents of Dennis to keep their neighborhoods safe. Safe neighborhoods and crime prevention is our challenge and our goal.
Crime Prevention/Neighborhood Watch Services Available
- Neighborhood Watch training
- Operation identification to engrave personal items for easy identification
- Assistance with home security surveys
- Program literature
- Neighborhood crime statistics
- Participation in National Night Out
- Crime Alert bulletins
- Block Watch creation and maintenance
- Training to provide knowledgeable crime prevention techniques to our community