COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT
The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO)- Community Policing Unit (CPU) consists of a team of eight (8) hand picked uniformed county detectives from the CCPO – Investigation Division. The CPU works in conjunction with the CCPO Community Justice Unit by interacting with the community, local youth and civic leaders in a positive manner.
The detectives assigned to the CPU serve as ambassadors for the CCPO and are chosen for their abilities to connect with the public and their dedication to the idea of community oriented policing. In order to serve in the CPU, each interested officer must submit a letter of interest explaining why they feel they can serve the CCPO, CPU and the public in a positive way. Applicants undergo an intensive selection process and once chosen, serve a minimum of a two (2) year tour in the CPU.
CPU officers attend many events throughout the year to include community events, career days, back-to-school events and other community outreach initiatives. The CPU works closely with our law enforcement partners and their respective community policing units. In addition to these events, CPU officers visit our local schools and neighborhoods and interact with local businesses on a regular basis.
The CPU also participates in unique CCPO initiatives such as the “Cops, Kids and Cones Program” (CKC). The CKC program involves CPU officers visiting our local communities and schools where they hand out free ice cream cones to children while interacting with them and the local community. The CKC program takes place throughout Cumberland County and touches many of our inner city youth, creating and reinforcing a positive relationship with law enforcement.
The CPU serves in many capacities but has one focused mission – “Stronger Communities Through Communication”.
For more information or to request the CPU to attend your event or visit your organization, please contact:
Community Policing Unit – (856) 453-0486, ext. 11837
Community Justice Unit – (856) 453-0486, ext. 23116