The Tufts University Police Department has undertaken a self-initiated process to reevaluate, recommit, and renew our focus on strengthening community-police relations while creating a culture of prevention through collaborative problem solving.
To fulfill this commitment, TUPD has begun an organizational transformation to promote and support a department wide commitment to the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) philosophy. The COPPS philosophy incorporates a systematic approach towards building partnerships through community engagement and engaging in collaborative problem solving strategies to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues.
As part of the transformation, TUPD will incorporate elements of COPPS deep into the fabric of the organization, influencing all aspects of the department, including strategic planning, the recruitment and selection process, training, performance evaluations and promotional decisions. Within the plan, all officers at each rank play key roles in supporting the organizational transformation and commitment to the COPPS philosophy.
This initiative is an ongoing process that will require periodic re-evaluations and a commitment towards identifying and / or pursuing best practices in Community Oriented and Problem Solving Policing.
I encourage you to take the time to review the links to learn more about the various COPPS initiatives or contact our Crime Prevention Specialist or Community Policing Coordinator.