Increase the number of neighborhoods participating in the Neighborhood Public Safety Initiative

See below to learn more.

Target: Increase the number of neighborhoods participating in the Neighborhood Public Safety Initiative

Current performance: Please see update below.

The City is committed to developing stronger, more meaningful engagement with our citizens through community-based policing. The Neighborhood Public Safety Initiative (NPSI) is a citizen-based program that seeks to address public safety through a focus on Crime Prevention and Education, Community Beautification, and Community Empowerment and Volunteerism. A key premise of the NPSI is that active community participation leads to safer neighborhoods. The NPSI is a collaborative effort of the local Public Safety Collective, which includes the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD), Tallahassee Fire Department, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, FSU Police Department, FAMU Police Department, TCC Police Department, Capitol Police, the State Attorney’s Office, and the Big Bend Crime Stoppers.

The NPSI was formally launched in 2017. Participating neighborhoods include the Greater Bond Neighborhood, Frenchtown Neighborhood, and Griffin Heights Neighborhood, with others expressing interest to participate. To assist in expanding support for community-based programs, the Tallahassee Police Department has identified and trained Community Liaison Officers (see 5-A-3). These officers began attending neighborhood meetings and addressing concerns in the neighborhoods they patrol. The City continues to promote community policing events and programs, like NPSI, to engage with citizens and increase neighborhood participation. This will be done through the City’s new and existing initiatives, on, at community events, and via social media. The City will also use its committees and councils, faith-based organizations, governmental entities, and other public safety partners to promote the initiative and ultimately increase the number of participating neighborhoods.

Tallahassee Police Department. Last Updated: August 2022.