This level of development of "citizen-assisted policing" may not be possible in all cities and counties, as it demands a significant attitudinal shift by law enforcement administration, City or County Administrator's, officer's and citizens. It has been successful in Dodge City because there was a demonstrated community need - citizens prepared to volunteer- and department leadership that was willing to set-aside traditional structure and seriously ask the question "Why Not?" The result of that shared vision has been very rewarding.
The Citizen Police Auxiliary would be pleased to provide further details and consult with your department regarding the planning and implementation of volunteer citizen programming. We believe that this type of partnership is a viable, effective step for any Police or Sheriff's Department in the delivery of a community policing initiative.