Public Policing Philosophy

The Carlton City Council adopted its Public Policing Policy on February 13, 2012. The Carlton Police Department fully supports, and embraces the philosophy of Public  Policing, and partnerships with Carlton community members, and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues within the City of Carlton.  

Crime or fear of crime, and the safe movement of vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians along roadways are prime examples where partnerships, and open, cooperative discussions between community members, and the police can help resolve or improve conditions contributing to the problem.  The focus of community-oriented policing is not simply on response, but on preventing crime, and resolving community problems. This philosophy rests on the belief that the police, and the community must work together as partners to solve the challenges faced in today's society.
Effective community policing has a positive impact on reducing crime, helping to reduce fear of crime and enhancing the quality of life within the City of Carlton community. It accomplishes these things by combining the efforts and resources of the police, community government, and community members. It involves all elements of the community in the search for solutions to these problems and is founded on close, mutually beneficial ties between police and community members.