Community Relations

Community Relations

Building relationships with our community is a priority for the Akron Police Department. The Community Relations Bureau is composed of two groups:  The Community Relations Unit and the Community Engagement Team.  The Community Relations Unit can create, implement, or partner with groups to facilitate community programs and events i.e., Safety Town, Senior Safety, ALICE (active shooter training), Hidden in Plain Sight, Operation Safe Space, Christmas with a Cop, and Police Explorers.  They also coordinate recruiting efforts for new police employees.  The Community Engagement Team consists of officers assigned to specific areas of the city.  These officers respond to ongoing and persistent community/neighborhood issues.  They attend all council ward meetings, host community events to engage with the public, and assist City officials with housing and nuisance complaints.  The Community Relations Unit can be reached at 330-375-2390 and the Community Engagement Team at 330-375-2568.

Akron Police Explorer Information
Alarm Questions
APD Museum
Business Safety
Do The Right Thing
Gun Safety
Home Safety
Safety Exchange Zone
Akron Police Citizen's Academy

Events And Programs

Active Shooter Response Training
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Birthday Drive-By
Block Watch
College Internship Program
Cop for a Day
Do the Right Thing
Hidden in Plain Sight
Home & Business Security Assessment
National Night Out
Police Explorers Program
Police Museum Tours
Positive Ticketing
Prom Promise
Red Cross Blood Drive
Safety Event Programming
Safety Town
School Safety Plans
Senior Experience
Senior Safety Events
Shop with a Cop

Please contact Police Community Relations to schedule program of interest.

Community Engagement

Akron Police Explorers
Business Safety
Gun Safety
Home Safety
Safe Exchange Zone
Akron Police Citizen's Academy