Community Oriented Policing

Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnership and problem solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, ad fear of crime.

Community Partnerships
Collaborative partnerships between the Port Huron Police Department and the individuals and organizations they serve to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in police.


  • Other Government Agencies
  • Community Members/Groups
  • Nonprofits/Service Providers
  • Private Businesses
  • Media

Organizational Transformation
The alignment of organizational management, structure, personnel, and information systems to support community partnerships and proactive problem solving.

Agency Management

  • Climate and culture
  • Leadership
  • Labor Relations
  • Decision-Making
  • Strategic planning
  • Policies
  • Organizational evaluations (CALEA)
  • Transparency

Organizational Structure

  • Geographic assignment of officers
  • De-specialization
  • Resources and finances

Personnel

  • Recruitment, hiring, and selection
  • Personnel supervision/evaluations
  • Training

Information Systems (Technology)

  • Communication/access to data
  • Quality and accuracy of data

Problem Oriented Policing
The process of engaging in the proactive and systematic examination of identified problems to develop and rigorously evaluate effective responses.

  • Scanning: Identifying and prioritizing problems
  • Analysis: Researching what is known about the problem
  • Response: Developing solutions to bring about lasting
  • reductions in the number and extent of problems
  • Assessment: Evaluating the success of the responses
  • Using the crime triangle to focus on immediate conditions
    (victim/offender/location)

The Port Huron Police Department Mission
The Port Huron Police Department will respond to community needs though a combined strategy of preventative, proactive and reactive policing programs, using the concept of a totally integrated team effort by all employees, the whole of which will be supported by a progressive participatory management environment.