Paso Robles police announce new community program
The Paso Robles Police Department rolled out a new community based program today, announced by Chief Robert Burton.
The new program, titled ‘Police and Community Together’ (PACT), was created to promote community, government and police partnerships, implement proactive problem solving, and enhance the Department’s engagement with our community.
According to Chief Burton, “The goal for PACT is to maximize the Police Department’s working relationship with the community that will, in turn, result in improved police service delivery and a safer community.”
As part of the PACT Program, the Police Department has divided the City into four areas. A patrol sergeant has been assigned to each of these four areas. These sergeants will be the initial point of contact and act as a liaison between the community and the Police Department. These sergeants can be contacted via email or telephone so community members can report quality of life issues or any other nonemergency situations that do not require an immediate police response.
The sergeants will manage the program and determine appropriate proactive responses, such as:
- Crime prevention and public education efforts
- Coordination with other City departments to develop solutions
- Identifying trends and implementing long-term problem solving responses
- Collaboration with community members to address quality of life issues in their neighborhood
The new PACT program does not replace the Police Departments normal response to calls for service. If someone needs to report a crime, they should still call the Paso Robles Police Department Communications Center at 237-6464, or dial 9-1-1 if they are reporting an emergency.
For more information on the PACT program, community members can visit City of Paso Robles: Police Department Community Programs.