The Fort Pierce Police Department’s “Front Porch Roll Call” program is taking our community policing efforts out of the police buildings and straight to the front door or neighborhood of any citizen or business. In traditional policing, officers and supervisors meet at the police station at the beginning of their shift for updates and assignments, then head out to the streets.
But at front porch roll calls, they meet at a citizen’s house, a business or in a public area and interact with the citizens they serve while preparing for their upcoming shift. Upon a citizen’s request, roll calls will be held at their house, storefront or homeowners association, or with any community group. This allows our citizens the opportunity to meet the dedicated officers of FPPD in their own neighborhood or business.
To host a “Front Porch Roll Call” at a home, business or neighborhood location, please call (772) 467-6800. Please provide contact information, location and the roll call time being requested (6 a.m., 8 a.m., 4 p.m. or 7 p.m.). A shift commander will confirm the request prior to the roll call taking place.
The Fort Pierce Police Department held 736 front porch roll calls in 2016.
Courageous Kids Program Gives Officers and Kids Quality Time Together
The Fort Pierce Police Department's Courageous Kids program is designed to help children learn to feel comfortable talking to police officers, who spend time with them, mentor them, and get to know what each child is all about. Officers go into schools to read to children and help teach them, and hold a weekly play day at First Step Park to enjoy fun time together playing games and talking. The outing is always as much fun for the officers as it is for the children.
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