Community Outreach and Enforcement Team

What's new?

As part of the City’s comprehensive Safe Streets plan, Chief Templeman in fall 2015 created a new Community Outreach and Enforcement Team (COET) that balances social outreach and relationship building with criminal enforcement when necessary. 

Community Outreach & Enforcement Team
With the help of social workers embedded with the specialized team, officers are able to look for ways outside of the criminal justice system to offer help and improve the quality of life for individuals on the streets.  Through daily contact, officers try to assist frequent users and the chronically homeless by helping them overcome barriers to treatment and stability.

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