The Community Affairs Unit of the Salisbury Police Department is dedicated to working with our local community to provide a safe environment for us to live and thrive. We will accomplish our goals through teamwork embracing the principles of integrity, respect, and fairness.
The members of our Community Affairs Unit connect with members of our City in many different ways throughout the year. If you would like us to attend your program, please reach out and let us see how we can help.
Programs we offer through Community Affairs include but are not limited to:
- National Night Out Against Crime, the first Tuesday of every August, celebrated in our City Park.
- Christmas for families in need, in cooperation with the Board of Education, supported through local donations.
- Elementary school mentoring, conducted in cooperation with the Board of Education during the school year.
- Cops and Kids summer day camp program at the Richard A Henson Family YMCA.
- Chief for the Day, available to non profit organizations as a fundraiser and to children battling life threatening illnesses.
- Parkside High School CTE program.
- Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Special Olympics.
- The Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics.
- Cops on Rooftops in support of Special Olympics.
- Doverdale Hawks boys and girls lacrosse program.
- Bicycle Donation.
- Bicycle Registration.
- Immersion Program for newly hired police officers.
- Law Enforcement Explorer Post.
- Paid summer employment program for high school students interested in career exploration.
- Ride-A-Long program.
- McGruff the Crime Dog.
- Citizen’s Police Academy.
- Residential and Commercial security assessment survey, can be scheduled at your convenience.
- Unpaid internships in conjunction with area colleges and university academic courses.
- Crime Prevention Presentations.