In March 1995, the Buena Park Police Department established the Problem Oriented Policing Team, also known as P.O.P. The team is comprised of officers and a sergeant who specialize in proactive approaches to reducing crime and increasing the quality of life in the Community. They are trained to recognize crimes and anti-social behaviors that signal disorder and Community indifference to criminal opportunist. Once the crimes or anti-social behaviors are identified, P.O.P. searches for the best restrained and most cost effective method to eliminate or correct the issue. P.O.P. may use traditional law enforcement methods in reducing the crimes and behaviors. Many times they coordinate efforts with other cities, county, state, federal government agencies, private businesses and charities to create non-law enforcement solutions in reducing crimes. They strive to achieve long term solutions to ongoing problems.
The P.O.P. Team also works closely with the City’s Code Enforcement Department. The joint effort is known as The Neighborhood Improvement Task Force. It maintains and improves the City's neighborhoods and housing stock through the enforcement of property maintenance and zoning ordinances, building and health and safety codes. The division is responsible for proactive property inspections, code enforcement inquiries, citizen complaints, responses, legal proceedings, and the development and implementation of abatement procedures/programs to address problem areas within the City impacted by high crime and property deterioration. The Neighborhood Improvement Program and Task Force has been successful in identifying and cleaning up many blighted buildings in low and moderate income areas.
Neighborhood Improvement Task Force Mission Statement:
Under the direction of the City Council, a multi-department Task Force will develop and implement strategies designed to conserve quality of hotel and motel accommodations, to improve commercial and private property values and appearance, reduce crime and blight, and to limit the deterioration of housing stock through cooperation and enforcement between owners and the City.
|P.O.P. Team||(714) 562-3995 or (714) 562-3982|
|City Code Enforcement||(714) 562-3642|