Community Police Partnering Center
Would you like to build community in your neighborhood?
Would you like to help improve your community?
Would you like to make your neighborhood a safer place to live, work and play?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. The Community Police Partnering Center (Partnering Center) works to build bridges between residents and police. The “Partnering Center” is also a place where residents learn how to work together to fight crime and create safer communities.
As part of the healing process after the 2001 riots and civil unrest, the historic Collaborative Agreement established the Community Police Partnering Center (CPOP). The Partnering Center was designed to serve as the CPOP facilitator to help improve community-police relations, to reduce crime and disorder and to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust among community members, including the police. The Partnering Center is now housed at and staffed by employees of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio under the leadership of Executive Director Dorothy Smoot.
The Collaborative Agreement is currently undergoing a refresh. Read more about the history of the Collaborative Agreement HERE
Our toolbox includes five problem-solving models: CPOP, SARA, Youth Councils, CPTED and Crime Triangle.