Officer Engagement

Police Officers teaching the community on best practices

To build relationships with residents and prevent crime, the New Haven Police Department works hard to provide education on best ways to avoid becoming a victim of a crime. The ideal goal is to create a symbiotic relationship where residents feel comfortable going to their officers, and our officers know members throughout the community. While we want to prevent crime overall, we realize that crime cannot be totally eliminated.

Engagement Goals

Our police officers' goals when it comes to engagement are:

  • Conducting calls to New Haven neighborhoods so that residents have a relationship where they feel comfortable to report crime or possible problem areas.
  • Touch base with community leaders and associations to discuss any neighborhood issues, areas of concern, or upcoming events.
  • Provide regular presence and visibility in the neighborhood.
  • Attend block parties, Night To Unite, and neighborhood events when possible.

Ways We Educate

All of our officers are well-versed in crime prevention and are willing to help any resident in need of crime prevention advice:

  • School field trips to the New Haven Police Department to discuss crime prevention
  • Supporters of the "Officer Phil Program" to help provide educational resources to local schools
  • Provides home checks to residents that will be gone for longer periods of time

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers can be used to anonymously report crimes at any time. You can find out more information at You can also provide information by placing a call to 260.436.7876 (STOP). You can also download the P3 Tips App.

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