Community Policing

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The Goodyear Police Department is committed to the philosophy of community policing. We believe in being proactive in addressing public safety issues such as crime, social disorder and the fear of crime; and, we believe in promoting organizational strategies that support the systematic use of community partnerships and problem-solving techniques. 

More About Community Policing

Community policing is characterized by three key components designed to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime:  

Developing Community Partnerships
Collaborative partnerships between the law enforcement agency  and the individuals and organizations they serve to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in police. 

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

Problem-Solving
The process of proactively and systematically examining identified problems to develop and evaluate effective responses.