Community Engagement Specialist - Community Police Partnering Center


Community Engagement Specialist engages, motivates, and organizes community stakeholders to participate in Community Problem Oriented Policing (CPOP) efforts, particularly in the application of the SARA (Scanning, Analysis, Response, & Assessment) problem solving methodology. The Community Safety Specialist trains and supports community stakeholders in the application of the SARA model, providing technical assistance in all stages of the problem solving process with specific emphasis on identifying assets within and outside of targeted communities that may need to be accessed to address identified community problems. Perform special duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Program Manager. Responsible for the day to day work engaging communities in problem solving. Serves as liaison with CPD Districts to identify issues appropriate for community problem solving projects. Responsible for marketing problem solving as a method of community engagement to address issues of crime and disorder to community councils and any interested stakeholder. Data collection and reporting on progress of the community engagement activities. Documents community best practices for community level crime preventions. Provides general support to the Executive Director and Program Manager.    



1.    Meet with and recruit the formal and informal leaders in the neighborhood to participate in the SARA problem process

2.    Conduct and/or facilitate SARA training for communities, teaching the four steps (Scanning, Analysis, Resolution, and Assessment) and other crime preventative strategies

3.    Develop a strategy for working with the assigned neighborhood

4.    Facilitate the development of Community Problem Oriented Policing Teams (CPOP Teams)

5.    Represents the Urban League (CPPC) in local community, civic and social organizations

6.    Performs other agency-related projects and duties as assigned

7.    Support CPOP teams in the neighborhood as they undertake problem solving activities utilizing the SARA process

8.    Collect information from CPD districts, data analysis team, Community Outreach advocates and Outreach and support team about formal and informal leaders and stakeholders

9.    Assists communities with gathering and analyzing information to formulate responses to identified problems related to violence and crime and disorder in the neighborhood as identified by the community

10. Work with CPPC staff to coordinate the communication of and celebration of CPOP teams and their accomplishments

11. Assists with special projects as identified by the Program Manager or Executive Director related to community engagement and relationship building between community and law enforcement

12. Provide timely and accurate reports as required

13. Furthermore will assist in the delivery of all identified outcomes as related to the contract for Community Police Partnering Center (CPPC) services

14. Perform research on problem solving

15. Compose letters, correspondence and reports as needed

16. Prepare and submit all required reports of activity, maintain files and records of work activities

17. Implement special problem solving projects as assigned


Job Requirements 

·         BA or equivalent in social service related field

·         Must be computer literate and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications and standard word processing software applications

·         Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Be able to remain impartial composure in community meetings

·         Must be able to adjust to change and exhibit flexibility in job assignments

·         Ability to work under pressure while maintaining high levels of quality

·         Ability to maintain and produce accurate, timely records

·         Knowledge of the community

·         Knowledge of problem solving

·         Experience building community capacity

Education/Work Experience

Bachelor’s Degree with work experience preferred or equivalent without degree in social work, youth services, education or related field