Mayor Jackson and Division of Police Introduce Community Engagement Officers to City Neighborhoods

by Nancy Kelsey

Today, Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Chief Calvin D. Williams and Deputy Chief Wayne Drummond provided background on the Community Engagement Officer (CEO) initiative and introduced the 15 new CEOs.

This initiative further demonstrates the City’s commitment to creating a better quality of life for residents. Each of the city’s five police districts has three CEOs focused on grassroots relationship-building, based on the specific needs of each district.

“It’s really about community engagement and community policing in a way that connects police officers with individuals and community organizations and community groups to have a real feel for what’s going on on the street,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “People think of police answering 9-1-1 or going to homicides or robberies. This is a different approach.” Continue reading