C.A.P. Program (Citizens And Police)
We feel that communication between our department and the citizens we serve is very important. The C.A.P. (Citizens And Police) neighborhood program enables Power Springs Police to engage in meaningful relationships with residents and have a widespread impact on the local quality of life. This approach to community policing allows the PSPD to remain proactive and connected to its community. Each participating neighborhood would have one officer assigned as the liaison between the department and that neighborhood.
The officer would be that neighborhood’s point of contact. As quality of life issues arise, neighborhood residents could contact their assigned officer for guidance, advice or response. Officers would also keep their neighborhood informed on important information like crime trends, safety tips and community related information. Assigned officers would also be available to conduct C.A.P. meetings in their assigned neighborhoods.
Residents that are interested in the C.A.P. Program can call the police department for more information or register with the online C.A.P. Program submission form.
Tardy Busters is a program where school children and officers are able to interact in a positive role model setting. Once a month officers meet with and eat lunch with children at the elementary schools who have had the best attendance. The officers and students get to sit together in a special location and eat lunch and socialize with no agenda other than to celebrate the attendance of the students. The program has been a great success and the students love the monthly visits.
Community Affairs officers also attend Red Ribbon Week at the schools and participate in the car rider line, work as lunchroom monitors, and visit with the students during that week.
Community Affairs Division participates in neighborhood HOA meetings, Senior Citizen meetings and events, National Night Out, and many other community related events throughout the year.
Police Explorer Program
The Powder Springs Police Department's Explorer Post 145 was started in 1986 and is mandated by the Boy Scouts of America. The Explorer's Program is for boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 20 who have interest in law enforcement and may be seeking a career in a related field. The Explorers meet twice a month.
Each Explorer has the opportunity to advance their rank through enthusiasm, attendance and overall participation in the program. Several Explorer alumni have obtained law enforcement careers or have made great impressions on college applications with letters addressed from the Chief of Police and city officials.