Community Policing and National Night Out

Community Policing
Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, and a collaboration between the police and the community that identifies and solves community dilemmas. Together, we can enhance the safety and quality of your neighbor hood. Together, we can address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety dilemmas such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. Trust between the police and the citizens of the community is critical in assisting us with continued effective policing. Meetings between community residents, business leaders, organizations, and law enforcement department are held on a need basis so that you can reduce crime and foster constructive community-police relations. Crime prevention initiatives are of upmost importance and together, we can make our City a safer place to live.

For additional information, contact Sergeant Rodger Ollis at rollis@coatesville. org.

National Night Out

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, which takes place on the first Tuesday in August. Each year, the City of Coatesville Po lice Department earnestly participates in National Particular date by rallying community members throughout the City to join with neighbors and police officers to become a part of this annual event. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighbor hood organizations and local officials. Today, National Night Out involves over 37. 8 million
people and 16, 124 communities from all fifty states, U. S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

National Particular date is designed to:

Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
Send a message to criminals allowing them to know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


The introduction of National Particular date, “America’s Night Out Against Crime, ” in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting straight back. The traditional “lights on” campaign and symbolic front porch vigils turned into a celebration across America with various events and activities including, but not limited to, block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies and marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations and seminars, in effort to heighten awareness and enhance community relations.