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Community Engagement Manual

The Community Engagement Manual is designed to be a long term, aspirational document that will enhance the NOPD’s community engagement, community policing and problem-oriented policing procedures. It is the policy of the New Orleans Police Department for personnel to effectively engage the community in every interaction and collaborate with the community in efforts to problem-solve and build partnerships, as well as utilize opportunities to actively engage with the community, in nontraditional roles. The objectives of this manual are meant to guide officers on how to foster positive community engagement interactions between citizens and NOPD, utilize community policing ideals, create opportunities for substantive engagement with the community, substantive collaboration with the community as well as civic engagement. 

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