From Your Side

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You can be a part of building the bridge that connects you or your neighborhood with your
police department.

Here are a few things you can do that are easy, fun, and free:

  • When you see an officer, smile, wave, or say “Hi.” And if you really want to make his or her day, say “Thank you.”
  • Get to know your neighbors. Strong neighborhoods are generally safer than neighborhoods in which people have no involvement with each other.
  • Get to know your Community Resource Officer (CRO). If you do not know the officer responsible for your neighborhood, find out here.
  • Get to know your School Resource Officer (SRO). The SRO is a mentor and role model to your child.
  • Connect with us! GPD has a Facebook page, Twitter account, and YouTube channel. You can also sign up for Nextdoor, a free, secure social network for your neighborhood. If you want to connect with us on your mobile device, download the MyPD app. Here are all the ways you can connect with us.
  • Be aware of crimes happening in your neighborhood. Get alerts through Crimemapping. You can also find city-wide crime data here.
  • Report suspicious activity. Call 9-1-1 if you suspect a criminal act or suspicious activity is occurring. Have a crime tip you would like to report anonymously? Contact Crime Stoppers. Maybe you can help us solve a cold case homicide.
  • Invite an officer to an event that you are having. Let your CRO know about activities in your neighborhood so he or she can meet more community members. And, you can always ask an officer to speak at one or more of your community gatherings, businesses, faith groups, civic organizations, or schools.
  • Take steps to prevent yourself from being a victim. We want you to be safe.
  • Let us know how we are doing. Your view of us is important.
  • Participate in any of our community programs.

See how GPD is building bridges and find ways you and GPD can work together to make Greensboro safer by meeting in the middle.