Prevalent underlying themes cutting across departments employing community policing include the realization that reaching out to communities provides a form of transparency highly valued.

Working effectively with others to accomplish goals involves establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with community partners.

Adaptability consists of working in unstructured situations and appropriately shifting between role of law enforcer and public servant.

Commitment to service and belief that effective policing is accomplished through a partnership between your department and the community served is the force of change.