CSPD Community Relations
Since our humble beginnings in the late 1800s, the CSPD has maintained a standard of excellence in the area of community relations. We embrace a Community Oriented Policing philosophy, rather than only crime response. The CSPD Community Relations Unit, in partnership with all of our sworn and civilian staff, strives to maintain open communication with the community members and build strong relationships with diverse populations to include the LGBTQIA+ community, minority leadership groups, and more.
Through donations, the idea is to supply each of CSPD’s patrol divisions with sports balls (i.e. footballs, soccer balls, basketballs) for officers to keep in their cruisers to give out to kids and teens during their shift. The program also involves sports/giveaway events in which officers interact with numerous young community members through sports and recreation. The overall goal is for this program to become a long-term, ongoing, sports program that will be a permanent fixture in CSPD’s department-wide community outreach efforts for years to come.
The Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy provides young adults with a unique opportunity to learn about the operations of regional law enforcement agencies in El Paso County.
The Cadet Program develops young leaders to become active in our community. Cadets attend leadership conferences, volunteer at local non-profits, and learn about the role of law enforcement.