Problem Oriented Policing highlighted!
Problem Oriented Policing is the operating philosophy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office and over the last few years we have been progressing towards full implementation.
Recently, Tom Perkins of AnnArbor.com followed two of our officers around while on patrol. It's part of a summer long initiative to prevent crime, build relationships, and increase the overall perception of safety in our neighborhoods.
From the article:
On a recent bicycle patrol through Ypsilanti Township’s West Willow neighborhood,Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department deputies Jim Roy and Nick Krings stopped a car driven by a known drug-dealing suspect. The man fled and ran out of view. Roy and Krings temporarily lost his trail until a resident pointed to where the man was hiding behind two houses and said, “He went that way.”
Short excerpt from Tom Perkins story on AnnArbor.com