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Metro Community Events

To enhance the community outreach efforts of the Division, Metro has dedicated a senior Police Officer as a Community Liaison Officer (CLO) to each Bureau in the city to foster relationships with the communities.

Metro Officers, in coordination with CLOs, have the responsibility to be a direct point of contact for community leaders, community interventionists, Patrol-Area Community Relations Officers (CRO), and the Department Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) representatives, to learn of community issues, concerns, needs, and to identify non-enforcement contact opportunities for open dialog.

In accordance with standing projects, Metro Officers will attend and report on all community events, participation and outcome of each event, and continue to seek other service-oriented activities.

Community Service
Metro Officers participate in career days at various elementary schools during the school year.

SWAT, Mounted, and K9 Officers set up static displays at community events throughout the year.

In the Holiday Spirit
Metropolitan Division’s personnel are active participants in various holiday events throughout the City.

SWAT Officers participate, along with the Orthopedic Hospital, in preparation for the “Orthopedic Hospital Foundation Annual Holiday Toy Drive,” that culminates with a parade that includes a visit by Santa Claus. Metro Officers participate in various toy giveaways throughout the City, by selecting certain schools and purchasing toys for the students. Each officer selects two children and personally purchase toys for the children. The officers then make the special deliveries along with Santa.

Community Engagement
Metro Officers attend various meetings such as Neighborhood Council meetings, Farmer’s Market meetings, Community Neighborhood meetings, Community-Police Advisory Boards (C-PAB) committee meetings.

Metro Officers also participate in public events such as Coffee with a Cop, Smart Shopping Foot-Beats, “Walk a Cop” events wherein Officers assist children walk to school and cross street safely, clergy luncheons, and various other engagements with community members.