Strong relationships of mutual trust between police agencies and the communities they serve are critical to maintaining public safety and effective policing. Police officials rely on the cooperation of community members to provide information about crime in their neighborhoods, and to work with the police to devise solutions to crime and disorder problems. Similarly community members’ willingness to trust the police depends on whether they believe that police actions reflect community values and incorporate the principles of procedural justice and legitimacy.
The Huntingdon Borough Police Department offers the following opportunities for community training and input.
Coffee with a Cop
Building relationships. One cup at a time. Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together- over coffee- to discuss issues and learn more about each other.
Our first event is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Standing Stone Coffee Company.
National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
2018 National Night Out will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Find more info here.
We also offer the following safety checks and trainings to the general public and interested organizations at little to no cost.
Active Shooter Training
Huntingdon Borough Police offer a free active shooter response training to interested community organizations. The four-hour session includes a combination of classroom presentations and group exercises. Please contact Someone for more information.