The Greenville Police Department’s Crime Response Team (CRT) consists of one sergeant and seven officers who are known as Community Coordinators. CRT’s main function is to implement community-oriented policing and problem-solving strategies.
Community policing is a philosophy that utilizes partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety concerns such as crime, disorder, and fear of crime. CRT’s duties include attending community meetings, fielding community concerns from residents and businesses, working street-level criminal enforcement, and performing a variety of other functions. The Police Department’s new Electronic Monitoring program for repeat offenders is also housed in CRT.
CRT also has an officer dedicated solely to community outreach. This officer is responsible for coordinating the Citizen’s Academy, Youth Academy, and other police department outreach programs.