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Community Intervention Team (CIT)

Community Intervention Team (C.I.T.)
TGoforth

The Community Intervention Team (CIT) is under the direction of Lt. TJ Goforth.

Community policing is a collaborative effort between police and community to identify problems of crime and disorder.

The Community Intervention Team along with G.R.E.A.T., D.A.R.E., and School Resource Officers participate in this effort.

Community Policing is a philosophy in which the citizens and police officers are responsible, in partnership, for the quality of life within their community. Under the community policing philosophy, there is a need for extensive interaction between the police and community members to build partnerships which will be in place during both emergency and non-emergency situations.

The primary responsibilities of the CIT Unit are to improve the quality of life in high crime neighborhoods by proactive and aggressive patrol techniques and enforcement. This is accomplished through patrolling in vehicles, on bikes, and on foot. Officers in the unit are assigned to specific neighborhoods in the city to answer any calls for service in their area, but they also assist patrol when needed in other areas in the city.

The members of the CIT Unit work closely with the Monroe Housing Authority Dept. and address any issues that may occur on these properties. One of their primary responsibilities is to keep accurate records regarding individuals being banned from housing properties and to inform the personnel at the department of such individuals.

The officers of this unit also make up the Street Crimes Unit for the City of Monroe. This unit conducts undercover work targeting street level prostitution, drug activity, and any other criminal behavior.

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