In an effort to support the department’s mission to strengthen community partnerships, each member of the department is responsible to build and improve community relations, and seek new and improved ways to provide services to members of the community.

DPS patrols have a team- approach with input from everyone. The objective of this is to better address and resolve problems and concerns for effective shift operations with community policing, one facet is operated out of community relations bureau and the other out of patrol. We work together on the following to best serve our community:  

1)    Consistency

2)    Strong leadership

3)    Fairness to everyone

4)    Good customer service

5)    Officer input

6)   Community input

For information about the DPS Community Policing Program, please contact Lt. O'Connor at (401)863-3143.