Original Date: 04/22/1996
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Chattanooga Police Department
A Community Policing initiative, begun in 1991, reflects Chattanooga's dedication to improving citizens' quality of life and has resulted in the reduction of high crime areas from 152 to 27. The Chattanooga Police Department is neighborhood oriented and works closely with the citizens to form a cooperative bond. In some neighborhoods, this may consist of working through neighborhood watch organizations, and in high crime areas, the police rely heavily on information given to them by residents who want to clean up their part of town.
In neighborhoods where drugs and prostitution are not significant problems, police take a proactive approach through organization of sports activities and participation in community events such as picnics. The police use an approach similar to Total Quality Management - or teaming - as is used in industrial settings. This may be done by interacting with residents individually or as a group.
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