YPD wins second award for community policing

– For the second time in the past four years, the Yarmouth Police Department has been awarded the New England Association of Chiefs of Police Community Policing Award for the best Law Enforcement Agency in New England in the 15,000 to 30,000 residents’ category.

We received the same honor in 2012 and are extremely proud to earn the title again.

As the President’s Task Force on 21st Century policing reports, the mission is “to build trust between citizens and their law enforcement officers so that all components of the community treat one another fairly and justly and we are invested in maintaining public safety in an atmosphere of mutual respect.”

Community policing is a philosophy as well as a way of doing everyday business which emphasizes developing and maintaining partnerships with all members of the community and other government agencies.

Community Policing in Yarmouth is a commitment to confront the immediate and long-term causes of crime through cooperative problem solving designed to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for everyone who resides, works, and visits our community.

In addition to preventing crime, apprehending and prosecuting those who violate the law, the Yarmouth Police Department conducts events throughout the year designed to help those in need and build trust and long lasting partnerships.

Trust and legitimacy grow from positive interactions based on more than enforcement actions. One of the ways that the Yarmouth Police Department builds trust and legitimacy is by establishing a positive presence at community activities and events, participating in proactive problem solving, and ensuring that everyone has a voice while working with our officers.

Some of our most significant partnerships and programs are:

The Yarmouth Police Community Advisory Team
Drug Awareness Committee
Neighborhood Crime Watch
Yarmouth Police Foundation
Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce
Yarmouth Restaurant Association
Boy Scouts of America
Gosnold –Follow-up Program
Code Red Community Messaging
Cops, Jocks, & Dogs – Hotdogs with the DY Football Team
Proactive Anti-Crime Unit
Secret Santa for Seniors
Learn To Cope Addiction Recovery and Family Support Meetings at Yarmouth Police Headquarters
Stuff A Cruiser with Food for Families in Need for Yarmouth Food Pantry
Alcohol Awareness Seminar for Yarmouth Liquor Licensees
National Coffee with A Cop Day
Neighborhood Crime Watch Block Captains Meeting
Use of Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media with over 15,000 Followers
White Ribbon Day to End Violence against Woman
Special Neighborhood Crime Watch Meeting Focusing on the Drug Epidemic
6th Annual US Marine Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Blood Drive
Dennis Yarmouth High School Police Explorers
Coffee with the Chief
Daily School Visits
Citizens Police Academy 22nd session
Officers Serving as Coaches for Youth Sports
School Resource Officer assigned to High School and Middle School
Neighborhood Crime Watch –Over 120 neighborhoods
Jimmy Fund Walk
Youth Snow Shovel Contest
Operation ‘Safe Ride Home’ on all Major Holidays
10th Massachusetts Special Olympics ‘Law Enforcement Torch Run’
On-line Transaction Safety Zone at Yarmouth Police Headquarters
MADD ‘Tie One On For the Holidays” Red Ribbon Day Month
Back to School Shop with a Cop
Christmas Shop with a Cop
8th Annual YPD Blue 5K Run To Remember
Operation Safe Ride Home
National Night Out Against Crime
21st Annual Mock Impaired Driving Crash at D-Y Regional High School
United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots
Polar Plunge for Yarmouth Seniors
Wounded Warrior Project Cape Cod Soldier Bicycle Ride

In 2016 the men and women of the Yarmouth Police Department continued to move strongly forward in transforming Yarmouth into the safest community in the region and we look forward to maintaining our standard of Excellence in Policing in 2017 and beyond.
Media release furnished by Yarmouth Police

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