This division consist of one officer who brings the work and services of JPD to the community in an accessible and transparent manner. The Jacksonville Police Department strives to bridge the gap between our police officers and our citizens. The purpose of Community Engagement is to work closely with the community to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life. Partnerships between the Police Department and the community are crucial to the implementation of crime reduction programs such as, National Night Out, Coffee with a Cop, Recue Camp and Citizens Police Academy. We use collaboration with the community while providing education on resources and services. Our community engagement officer listens to community members’ feedback and encourages them to work alongside our office to create change and deepen understanding.