Youth Engagement & Mentoring
I Care Mentor Program
This program is currently in five (5) schools. This program targets at risk 4th – 8th grade boys who meet with a male CPU officer (Officer Charles Bradley) for mentoring and roundtable discussions.
STVP (Stop Teen Violence Program)
This program is conducted every other month and is a court mandated program targeted at keeping convicted juvenile offenders from re-offending. CPU hosts and develops the curriculum which is heavily focused on making good choices and forming positive relationships.
Metro Parks Community Centers
CPU officers worked in six Metro Parks Community Centers during the holidays. Each center was chosen due to the proximity to recent violent crime trends. Officers had the opportunity to interact and play games with the youths in a relaxed, non-threatening environment.
Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program
This is a gun accident prevention program that seeks to help parents, law enforcement, community groups and educators navigate a topic paramount to our children’s safety. CPU officers dress up in the “Eddie the Eagle” costume to help teach Pre-K through 4th graders what to do if they ever come across a gun.
CPU participates in the JA Inspire Event aimed at enabling 8th and 9th graders to explore career opportunities in law enforcement.
Police Activity League
We have been working with the National Police Activities League to develop a local chapter and anticipate clinics with multiple leagues operating, e.g. basketball, archery, bowling, running, etc. Click here for more information.