Community Outreach

 

 
DEKALB COUNTY POLICE COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS
The mission of the Department's community outreach programs is to strengthen our relationships with the citizens and business owners we serve, provide highly skilled behavioral health crisis alternatives to arrest, and create innovative and programs for DeKalb County children to interact with police officers in a positive, supportive environment. 
PUBLIC EDUCATION SPECIALISTS (PES)

Each Precinct has a dedicated Public Education Specialist. Public Education Specialists (PES) liaise between the Department and the community. Click here for a list of services provided by PES. 

MOBILE CRISIS UNIT (MCU)

MCU consists of officers who are partnered with licensed professional clinicians trained by the DeKalb Crisis Center. MCU responds to citizens who may be experiencing a behavioral health crisis, to provide care options as an alternative to incarceration.

  • Four officers assigned full-time and one Sergeant
  • MCU officers work in all four Precincts, during the day and in the evenings

For more information on the Mobile Crisis Unit, click here. 

COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT (CPU)

CPU works to bridge the relationship between the Department, communities, civic groups, faith-based organizations and schools. CPU builds partnerships with the community by assisting with and hosting communal events.

For more information on the Community Policing Unit, or to get involved, click here

POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL) PLUS

PAL PLUS Unit provides educational, recreational, and vocational opportunities for DeKalb County youth in efforts to steer them from crime. PAL PLUS also engages children in positive situations with police officers to improve the police-community relationship.

  • Gaming with a Cop                              
  • Movie with a Cop
  • PAL Youth summer academy
  • PAL Fall 5K Run

For more information on PAL PLUS programs or to get involved, click here.

VOLUNTEERS IN POLICE SERVICE (VIPS) 

The Department began the VIPs program in the summer of 2011 with aspirations of offering residents, business owners, and business volunteers an opportunity to volunteer within the Police Department by assisting with various non-confrontational and administrative-type duties. 

  • Staffing a Precinct’s reception desk (answering phones, paperwork, etc.)
  • Assist with a variety of administrative-type duties
  • Participate in Ride-A-Longs (as approved)
  • Assist with special events and project

For more information on VIPS or to get involved, click here.

 
 

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1960 W. Exchange Place
Tucker, GA 30084


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