The mission of this team is to enhance the department’s community-oriented and problem-oriented policing philosophy by providing more openly accessible deputies, increased citizen contacts, and general interaction within the community as well as having access to problem areas that were previously difficult to respond to and address due to their nature and location.
The deputies assigned to this detail work diligently to carry out the community-policing mission by patrolling residential areas, parks, and school grounds from June through September. They enforce New York State laws as well as community ordnances and address community problems such as juvenile drinking and vehicle larcenies.
They provide security at several special events in spring, summer, and fall such as the Balloon Fest and Jazz Fest. In addition, they make presentations to the community regarding community relations, COP/POP, and the bike patrol. This team has improved deputy-citizen relations and enhanced public confidence by addressing the public safety needs of the community.