The goal of the department’s Community Partnership Unit is to assist the public in establishing and maintaining a safe, orderly social environment in which to live, work, and play. While apprehending criminals is one important goal of policing, it is not necessarily the most important goal. The Community Partnership Unit is dedicated to solving crimes and resolving citizens’ concerns by working with and gaining support from the community. The most effective solutions include coordinating relationships between the police, local government, citizens, and local businesses to address the problems affecting the community.
The Castle Rock Police Department expects all officers to embrace and apply this philosophy in their daily work. Our department engages the community in a variety of ways including polls or surveys, town meetings, interest group meetings, and programs such as the Citizens’ Police Academy, National Night Out, Coffee with a Cop and Crime-Free Multi-Housing, to name a few. We fully understand that the community’s trust and respect are earned in drops and can be lost in buckets.