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Community Relations & Crime Prevention

Solving Problems Through Community Partnerships


Jeffrey Postell

Oversees the operations of Community Policing programming, Community Relations and Crime Prevention for the Boston College Police.


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The Boston College Police Department (BCPD) is dedicated to the policing philosophy of Community Oriented Policing (COP). The Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services defines COP as a "policing philosophy that promotes and supports organizational strategies to address the causes and reduce the fear of crime and social disorder through problem-solving tactics and police-community partnerships".

COP consists of two basic fundamentals:

1. Community Partnerships and,
2. Problem Solving

BC Police Officers strive to foster positive community contacts leading to effective communication within the university and surrounding communities. This builds and maintains a mutual trust that is vital in the development of community partnerships. With this broadened police perspective, BC Police Officers are enhancing the quality of life for the BC community through a variety of approaches such as:

Community Resource Officer Program
R.A.D. Programs
Crime Prevention Education
Operation Identification
Bike Safety/Registration
Special Olympics