The Community Relations Division strives to maintain a positive relationship between the citizens in our community and its police officers. The department offers and sponsors various programs that help foster these relationships.
The Bristol Police Department is committed to enhancing our service to the community. When partnerships are developed, this can assist in crime prevention. When working together, it helps solve community problems that are related to crime issues. When police and citizens work together, fear of crime is reduced, physical disorder is averted and it prevents the decay of our neighborhoods. Public safety and crime issues can be complex social problems. By building partnerships, safety can be increased in our neighborhoods.
The Bristol Police Department recognizes our shared responsibility to the community and has instituted a number of programs to help accomplish this goal. Some of our community relation programs in the department are: