Community Partner Program

NYPD Community Partner Program

The NYPD Community Partner Program is an important step in the NYPD’s commitment to establish trust between police and the communities they serve. Many newly assigned police officers have little understanding of residents and business people in the area, or the problems of the area that the neighborhood relies on the Police Department to address.

For the first time in over a decade, Police Academy graduates will work with a group of local Community Partners who will orient the new officers to the neighborhood, its leaders and the policing issues of greatest concern to residents and businesses in the area.

This is an important first step in helping police officers recognize the importance of strong relationships with their community and the value of understanding community concerns regarding crime and quality of life conditions.