The goal of the Department’s Community Policing philosophy is to assist the public in establishing and maintaining a safe, orderly social environment to live, work and play. While apprehending criminals is one important goal of policing it is not necessarily the most important goal. Community Policing is dedicated to solving crimes and resolving citizens’ concerns by working with and gaining support from the community. The most effective solutions include coordinating relationships between the police, local government, citizens and local businesses to address the problems affecting the community.
The Castle Rock Police Department expects all officers to embrace and apply this philosophy in their daily work. Our department engages the community in a variety of ways including: polls or surveys, town meetings, interest group meetings and programs such as the Citizens’ Police Academy, National Night Out, Coffee with a Cop and Crime-Free Multi Housing to name a few. We fully understand that the community’s trust and respect are earned in drops and can be lost in buckets.