The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department is initiating specific events and programs throughout 2022 to enhance community policing.
Community Policing has been a long-standing framework for establishing trust, exchange of information and transparency, and a positive engagement between law enforcement and the community. Community policing is used to involve the community in public safety and gain an understanding of specific community concerns and create a positive, proactive policing method to meet the needs of the community. The community policing programs include Coffee with a Cop, the Therapy Dog Program, a Community Police Academy, Walk with a Cop, and staff Support of Special Olympics activates. These engagements are identified on the lower portion of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Community Policing logo to promote these events throughout the year on the department website, social media, and other communications. These engagements are integral to build respect, community - police partnerships, and developing a better-informed vision of public safety needs and responses.The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department is committed to enhancing community policing efforts through these specific engagement opportunities. Police presence and trust is fundamental to maintaining peaceful order to the community. It is the realization of public and police sharing a space in congruence, building relationships, with a focus on common goals. These community - police interactions help to bridge the gap and implement the LGMSPD mission to be a collaborative problem solvers. For more information, please visit the Police Department's Community Policing webpage. We hope you can join some of the exciting upcoming events.
The Police Department would love to have the community support them in raising money for the Northern California Special Olympic athletes. The goal this year is to raise $7500.00. The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno PD Team page is available at https://p2p.onecause.com/sonctorchrun/team/los-gatos-monte-sereno-pd?participant=michael-birley The run will begin at 8:45 a.m. in Monte Sereno at the Quito Fire station (Hwy 9 and Austin way) and run through Downtown Los Gatos towards Campbell (5 miles total). For more information, route details, and updates see the link for the social media post at https://www.instagram.com/p/Cel4f4iJlC7/
Join the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department for Coffee with a Cop at Blvd Coffee (15525 Los Gatos Boulevard) from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on August 11, 2022.
The LGMS Community Police Academy is an opportunity for local community members to engage in an informative 10-week program designed to provide a transparent look into law enforcement, the legal process, and surrounding support services. The curriculum will be presented by Police Department personnel. More details to come.
The Walk with a Cop program allows for community members to meet uniformed officers in their neighborhood, a commercial business area, or Civic Center and walk for an hour. The link to apply can be found at https://www.losgatosca.gov/forms.aspx?FID=149