Norfolk Police increased their citizen engagement with an even greater focus on youth, with the development of two significant partnerships with non-profit community agencies, whose foundations are grounded in developing, educating, and mentoring youth 5 to 17 years of age. New partnerships were also formed to affect the City's four-legged population and speak directly with residents by way of local morning radio.
"CAKE"- Cops and Kids Eating, in partnership with the Southeastern Virginia Boys and Girls Club, allows youth and officers a monthly engagement opportunity to enjoy an afternoon meal together at the Norview Unit of the Boys and Girls Club.
"Stand Up and Speak Out,"a public service announcement campaign, was developed in the wake of a violent summer weekend in 2014, where youth were suspects and victims.
"We are One, NPD and You," is a unique broadcast partnership with the Willis Broadcasting Group. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday, officers take live phone calls from listeners on WGPL-1350 a.m. about community policing, crime prevention, citizen engagement, and recruitment.
"Building Relations before Graduation," During the summer of 2014, it was determined that Norfolk Police recruits would be required to develop and execute a community engagement activity for residents before they graduated.
"Norfolk's Finest and Furriest," is a partnership developed with Norfolk Animal Care and Control, and seen exclusively on the Norfolk Police Facebook page where officers are shown with animals that are ready to be adopted.