Citizen Police Academy

The department follows the philosophy of Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving. The concept is common with most departments, but a unique program has been designed to fill the needs for the department. One officer is assigned to act as a liaison to various types of problems.

A Team concept is in place where each department member is responsible for identifying a problem and submitting a request for a project to be conducted. The Liaison Officer reviews the project and determines what appropriate personnel, agencies, and resources may be needed.

The goal is to identify the problem or problems, find a solution and eliminate the problem. By doing this, repetitive calls for service are stopped, which frees personnel to do pro-active patrol and improves the quality of life for the citizens of Banning. By working with other City personnel, other agencies, businesses and community groups, the Department succeeds in accomplishing its mission.