Number of Community Liaison Officers deployed

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Target: 15

Current performance: The target of 15 Community Liaison Officers (CLO) was achieved in FY2020.

The Community Liaison Officers (CLO) program is a crime prevention initiative implemented in 2019 by the Tallahassee Police Department. The program aims to enhance police-community relations by fostering communication, partnerships, and trust. CLOs are designated patrol officers who address community concerns within their assigned district ranging from quality-of-life matters to criminal activity. They work closely with residents to better understand and actively convey their needs to law enforcements.

Since the program’s start, CLOs have met with community groups such as Neighborhood Watch Programs, homeowners’ associations, and faith-based organizations to build relationships, share information, and support neighborhood initiatives. In 2020, the CLO program provided direct support to the Bond, Greater Frenchtown, and Griffin Heights Neighborhood Public Safety Initiatives in developing neighborhood-specific safety plans. The program also operates in partnership with other City Departments including Parks and Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs and the Department of Housing and Community Resilience, as well as other government partners such as the Tallahassee Housing Authority.

Currently, the City has 16 Community Liaison Officers. The CLO program has been an effective public safety tool as it gives residents a better customer service experience and allows officers to spend more time addressing long-term citizen concerns.

Tallahassee Police Department. Last Updated: August 2022.