Community policing is a joint effort between the police and citizens of South Fayette Township to form a partnership in assisting each other in dealing with crime and other social problems.
The citizens are more often than not the eyes and ears of the Police Department. Generally, suspicious persons or criminal activity is not going to happen in the presence of police officers. Law enforcement relies on information from witnesses who may have witnessed a crime or suspicious activity occurring.
Community policing is not vigilantes taking the law into their own hands, but instead working within the framework of the legal system to stop crime. This approach gives law enforcement and the citizens of South Fayette Township a multi-pronged attack on crime.
The national average for the ratio of police to citizens is 1 officer to every 2,000 individuals. Police need your eyes and ears to assist in making South Fayette Township a safer, better place to live.