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Community Policing Initiative

The Desert Hot Springs Police Department has embarked on a process to fully integrate the principles of community policing into our organization.

The Department has enhanced its community policing efforts by implementing an innovative approach designed to facilitate direct personal communication between our officers and the community members they serve.

The fundamental feature of this approach is that every Desert Hot Springs Police officer has direct responsibility for a neighborhood or business district within the city, which we call a "Community Policing Beat (CPB)". Every person who lives or work within that CPB has access to that officer for the purpose of dealing with local problems and concerns or to just chat about law enforcement issues.


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