Community Relations Unit

COMMUNITY RELATIONS UNIT

Community Oriented Policing and Crime Prevention is a fundamental responsibility of every departmental employee. The Community Relations Unit acts as a focal point for police efforts to create and maintain a climate of cooperation and trust, to gather information about citizens' concerns, and to respond effectively to them.  

The mission of the Community Relations Unit is to do everything possible to keep channels of communication open between the Police Department and the public, and to assure that developing or potential problems are addressed constructively. The department’s awareness programs will focus on crime prevention based on annual crime data by crime types and geographic areas as well as address community perceptions and misperceptions of crime. 

The programs are designed to educate our community members on how they can lessen their chances of becoming a statistic. While these programs are only a small part of a comprehensive law enforcement effort, they focus on the prevention of crime from available crime data reports where improvement is essential to better serve its community.

Clarksville Police Department in the Community

SHOP WITH A COP

Clarksville Police Department participates in this event every year that allows officers to spend personal time with the young people in our community and take them shopping for the holidays in partnerships with local non-profit organizations.

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STUDENT TRAFFIC AWARENSS TRAINING

This four hour class for high school students between the ages for 15 and 19 covers a range of critical topics including driving responsibly, driving under the influence, occupant protection, pedestrian and bicycle safety, rules of the road and procedures, speed awareness, Tennessee traffic laws, texting, talking and other distractions while driving, underage alcohol prevention awareness and traffic signs/signals

STAT CLASS

CITIZEN'S POLICE ACADEMY (CPA)

Clarksville Police Department has a free Citizen’s Police Academy where our department is able to give back to its citizens by providing a better understanding of law enforcement and how our police officers work within the community! You get to meet your officers who work in different fields of law enforcement. Academy participants also receive the chance to partake in activities such as: police vehicle operations, firearms instruction, and use of force decision-making exercises.

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TEEN CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY (TCPA)

The Teen Citizen Police Academy is designed to give young people the opportunity to learn about the Clarksville Police Department and its operations in an effort to demonstrate the benefits of law enforcement and community policing in our city. The week long academy also gives the department an opportunity to interact with teens and solicit their feedback and ideas through the discussion of relevant issues within our community.

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COFFEE WITH A COP

Clarksville Police Department Officers participate in Coffee with a Cop to answer citizens' questions and provide insight into the person wearing the uniform. Children get the added fun of climbing inside a patrol car and seeing the tools of the trade.

COFFEE W A COP
  1. Chad Koyama

    Traffic & Parks / Community Relations Commander

  1. Johnny Ransdell

    Sergeant / Community Relations

  1. Ariana Prather

    Community Relations Officer

  1. Dallin Bridges

    Community Relations Officer

  1. Dylan Lawrence

    Community Relations Officer