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DE PA R T M E N T: BUIL DING C OM M UNI T Y Working together to MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY TRISH HARRIS U nless you have been in a bubble with no access to reports of current events, you know that recently relationships between law enforcement officers and segments of the public they serve have been surrounded by negative publicity, steeped in animosity and frustration. This is the antithesis of what motivated Sgt. Bryan Dorman to join the police force nearly 17 years ago, he says. "I became a police officer because I viewed law enforcement as a career that matters," says the veteran cop. "And nowhere on any police force is there greater potential for making a difference than in community policing units." Dorman supervises Bartow Police Department's community services team of five, including three officers, one civilian coordinator, and one parking enforcement specialist. Bartow is in Polk County and has a population of about 18,000. WHat iS COMMuNity POliCiNG? It's all about community and building relationships, says Dorman, who has been Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies that support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. Source: U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) MultifaMilyflORiDa l Spring 2015 l 21

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Multifamily Florida - Spring 2015

President’s Message: My Open-Door Policy by Ron Wenzel, Greystar Multi-Family Services
FAA Update: The Power of Association by Josh Gold, CAE, CMP, FAA Executive Vice President
An Ounce of Prevention: An Organized System for Maintenance Saves Time, Trouble, and Money by Laureen M. Crowley
Rental Payment History 101 by Emily Christiansen
Legislative Days Wrap-Up by Laureen M. Crowley
Building Community: Working Together to Make a Difference by Trish Harris
Community Spotlight: West Park Village by Mary Lou Jay
Apartments by the Numbers
Index to Advertisers/

Multifamily Florida - Spring 2015