Conover Police Department And Accreditation For Law Enforcement
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Conover Police Department is devised of 27 full time Officers, three part time officers and two non-sworn positions; one as the administrative assistance and one as the code enforcement officer. Conover is a city in Catawba County, North Carolina. The population was 8,165 in the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 8,236 in 2013, making Conover the fastest growing City in the Hickory Metro Area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the City of Conover has a total area of 10.845 square miles, all of it being land.
Conover Police Department plays a big role in the community, with different programs put on by the police department. Conover Police Department philosophy continues to guide the department and was verified by the…show more content… Some that I will mention are Santa Cops, Community Watch, Lunch Buddy and National Night Out. All of these programs are designed to bridge the gap between the community and the police. Let’s start by looking at each program.
The “Santa Cops” program was originally started as a community project designed to help local families in need. This program gives children in the community a memorable Christmas. This project has continued to grow and has become a department wide project. The Conover Police sets out boxes in the local stores, looking for toy donations. A list of families in need are identified through the Department of Social Services, Probation and Parole and area schools The Police Department tries to keep the as local to the city as possible. Once the toys are collected it’s time for a wrapping party, no not a music party, an actual wrapping party. Officers along with members of the community, boy scouts, girl scouts and others meet and wrap all the presents. Then Officers deliver some of the presents to the children at the women’s shelter and the other present are picked up by parents. This program works in two different ways: first and the most obvious way, it puts a smile on children’ faces as they open their presents. Most children know without the Police Department, they probably would not have any