The Public Affairs Bureau of the Fairfield Police Department is responsible for the following functions:
Neighborhoods Watch Net- a comprehensive crime prevention program intended to educate the community on matters of safety, emergency management and crime prevention. Team leaders are developed and thoroughly informed on important matters, regarding specific problem areas in your neighborhood, with the goal of effectively educating the public, resulting in a safer, security minded environment.
TRIAD - Senior citizen crime prevention and post victimization programs. This program focuses on senior citizen trends with regards to crime waves against seniors. Specific initiatives are implemented to supplement and help seniors overcome fear of crime that may target them, while arming them with effective strategies.
Home security survey Ė Home and business security assessments to prevent vulnerabilities. Practical and useful information to heighten security consciousness, and create an effective, target hardened environment designed to resist crime opportunist.
Identity Theft Presentations- Highlighting current and past trends of I.D. thefts and scams carried out by criminals. Discussions geared toward reducing victimization and increasing knowledge. Proven techniques taught to reduce your chances of becoming a target of scammers.
D.A.R.E. program- Drug resistance program taught by certified D.A.R.E. officers to school students
Officer Friendly- safety program designed for younger students. Focus on familiarity with a police officer as well as safety tips and the use of 911.
Police Explorers- Young adult program involving training based on sound modern police practices. Each student mirrors the training received by certified police officers. The program also helps instill confidence, which prepares todayís youth toward a successful tomorrow.
Fairfield Police citizenís academy- 10 week program designed to get a glimpse at police life within the police department. Provides deep insight into the relationship between law enforcement and the community it serves. Classes include presentations by all divisions of the police department. This course is designed to give the citizen student a chance to see life through the eyes of police personnel.
Crime informational forum - community meetings engaging topics of interest and or concerns to the citizens with regards to crime, safety, etc. These meetings are designed to engage the public in serious discussions involving community problems or changes with regards to police services rendered. These can included any member of the police department including the Chief and Deputy Chief of Police.
Special interest group tours- tours arranged through public affairs that highlight the work of the police department. Emphasis placed on the different functions throughout the department that result in police services to the community.
Police intern program- A widespread job shadowing by a student with a member of the police department intended to prepare the student in all aspects of law enforcement. Each student gets to spend time within all areas of the department.
Just the facts TV show- A cable show providing timely, relevant information on hot topics in the police community as well as general information to educate the public with respect to citizen curiosity and concerns.
Cop cards- These cards are styled after the famous baseball cards. Each card features a member of the police department and includes information that defines the officer. It concludes with a personal message targeted for our youth.
Police auction car ride- In the spirit of giving, this community fundraiser helps groupís raise money by auctioning off a police car ride. All proceeds go to the charity of choice.