Community Policing is a partnership with the community involving the full cooperation of citizens and community groups, and this unit acts as the primary point of contact for those groups. Through community meetings, citizen surveys, analysis of citizen complaints, and conversations with residents, officers learn what issues concern neighborhood residents most. The information enables the officers to better respond to the needs of the community and work together to find solutions to the problems.
Laurel Officers are available to meet with community groups, homeowners, and business associations to present advice on crime prevention and safety issues, as well as provide a means of feedback for the police department on community concerns. Use the contact information to the right to contact the Community Policing Unit.
This unit also handles specialized traffic enforcement which includes setting up DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols as well as managing traffic safety initiatives such as Smooth Operator, Distracted Driving, Pedestrian Safety and Click it or Ticket. The CPU unit also manages and maintains the Automated Speed Enforcement Camera program for the City of Laurel.
Laurel Police Cops Camp
Laurel Police Cops Camp will be held this year from August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017 from 9am to 4pm at Gude Park located at 8300 Mulberry Street in Laurel. The camp is available for children ages 6-13 and is currently open for registration. The cost for this year's camp is $150 per camper. The five day camp allows the children to work closely with Laurel Police officers to learn about the various jobs and specialties of a police officer as well as allows for the children to interact with officers on a daily basis in a more casual setting. This year's itinerary includes topics such as K9, ERT (Emergency Response Team), Evidence Collection and Processing, as well as other fun topics. There is a maximum number of campers of 100 so please register soon if you would like your child to attend. For more information about the camp or to request registration forms please contact Sgt. Boswell or Cpl. Johnson at 301-498-0092 or email [email protected].
UPDATE - Registration for the Laurel Police Cops Camp is closed and the camp has begun. Pictures and stories will be on this web page soon. In the meantime, check LPD's Facebook (Laurel Police Department) and Twitter (@LaurelPD) feeds.