The Brockville Police Service is committed to forming interactive partnerships with the community.
The purpose of the Adopt-A-Cop program is to enhance the Brockville community, and in particular, secondary and elementary school students and staff with a greater understanding of the role of police officers.
All elementary and high schools are assigned two police officers as Adopt-A-Cops.
The Adopt-A-Cop involves police officers working in partnership with principals and teachers towards effective problem solving in matters of mutual concern.
The duties of the officer taking part are not restricted, but are intended to be a combination of the following:
- communicate with students and staff in corridors or classrooms;
- attend lunch hour and special functions;
- conduct walkabouts of the school;
- Conduct targeted traffic enforcement in the vicinity of the designated school.
The Brockville Police Services Adopt-A-Cop program is an example of proactive community based policing, and has proven very successful.