Welcome to the educational portion of the Police Department website. One of the Police Department's most important functions is to educate the public. We believe that through getting informed and educating themselves, citizens are more prepared to:
Take safety precautions to protect themselves from risk of harm
Recognize when they need to seek help from the police or other resources of support
Respond to incidents such as traffic accidents or criminal activity
Understand police procedures
Through education, we can create a safer community with more effective and efficient police/citizen interactions. We hope through learning about the variety of topics in this section, you will be better prepared to respond in the event of a police related issue.