Reflecting the La Quinta Police
Department's commitment to "Community Oriented Policing", the
position of the Crime Prevention Officer was established to serve as a Crime
Prevention Officer and the Community Coordinator for the citizens and
The officer assigned to serve as Crime
Prevention Officer has been recognized as having strong skills in interpersonal
relationships, planning and organization, research and analysis, writing and
composition, as well as being comfortable in public speaking. Based on his or
her proven work ethic, the Crime Prevention Officer carries out the duties of
the assignment with minimum direct supervision.
Duties of the Crime Prevention
Officer include tasks such as:
- Research and compilation of multiple inter-department
- Research and compose law enforcement and safety
articles for publication and distribution to the community.
- Research and compile statistical reports related to
calls for service within specific neighborhoods, gated communities or
businesses in the City of La Quinta.
- Work cooperatively with concerned citizens to conduct
crime prevention programs, community meetings and crime prevention training.
Work with concerned neighborhoods to establish Neighborhood Watch
- Represent the La Quinta Police Department at community
meetings, Homeowners Association meetings, community sponsored safety events
and professional organizations.
- Serve as a Social Media Administrator to manage the
Police Department’s website and Social Media. The Police Departments
social media includes Facebook which provides weekly significant activity,
safety tips and event information.
Crime Prevention Officer Foster and Officer Munoz are currently assigned to this position. Please feel free to contact them at 760