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Community Oriented Policing

Community Oriented Policing (C.O.P.) is a philosophy of full-service, personalized policing where officers work in a proactive partnership with citizens to identify and solve problems. The focus of community-oriented policing is not simply on responding to crime, but on preventing crime and resolving community problems. The philosophy rests on the belief that the police and the community must work together as partners to solve the contemporary challenges faced in today's society. 

Community-oriented police officers are empowered with the autonomy and freedom to act as needed to implement and participate in community-based problem-solving efforts. Officers work closely with other organizations and community groups to educate community members about potential hazards they may encounter.


  • How to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime
  • To identify the problems
  • Concerns and fears of community members
  • To identify and eliminate hazards that may promote crime or disorder
  • To improve the overall quality of life in the community


A minimum of two weeks' notice is required for any presentation request. If you have not received a phone call within three (3) days of submitting the request, please call (801) 576-6352. If your organization is interested in a presentation (examples of topics below), please submit the Community Policing Presentation Request Form. The Draper Police Department offers quality presentations on a variety of topics to community groups, schools, businesses, and other organizations. 

  • Bicycle Safety
  • Careers in Law Enforcement
  • Prevention of Child Abuse
  • Child Safety/Stranger Danger
  • Financial Crimes/Identity Theft
  • Block Clubs
  • Police Station Tours
  • Traffic/Pedestrian Safety
  • Domestic Violence/Stalking

Contact Us

Draper Police
(801) 576-6352

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