23 Jun Community Oriented Policing Initiative
TSE’s Community Oriented Policing Initiative is a complete security and public safety program we’ve developed for at-risk housing and residential communities. The TSE Community Oriented Policing Initiative was developed by senior leaders of this Agency, and guided by the U.S. Department of Justice. TSE provides the region’s Best Practices in cases of communities faced with an increase of violent crime, quality of life crimes and issues, residents in noncompliance with property/community rules and regulations, and drug related or contributed events. TSE is the only private sector partner in the region who offers this initiative and corresponding services.
The Initiative is the result of our in-house development of plans, policies, and procedures to both regain and empower disadvantaged and troubled communities; as well as communities wishing to avoid problems altogether by taking preventative measures. Security and Public Safety services are carried out by trained and certified professional Officers of this Agency, acting on behalf of the respective property owners, managers, stakeholders, and so on. Services are delivered on the basis as negotiated between the property stakeholders and this Agency. The primary benefits of this program are an increased focus on rule/regulation and law enforcement resulting in immediate declination of crime; immediate response to all emergency situations including crime, medical, fire, and hazards related; and an overall quality of life stewardship – namely reduced resident turnover and conflict resolution. Added benefits include lockout assistance, dead car battery assistance, animal and wildlife management issues, and much more.
TSE provides these services to both privately held, as well as governmentally held and/or operated communities. For privately owned and operated communities, the cost of our services is generally offset 100% or more. For those communities operated by local, county, or state government; we can work with stake holders to identify additional sources of revenue to assist in the offsetting or elimination of associated costs. For governmental communities and complexes, our services can prove invaluable if there is no housing police established, if the administration is looking to reduce the current housing police costs, or looking to augment current service and/or models.
Currently this program is available state wide in Pennsylvania, as well as southern West Virginia. Moving forward we hope to offer this program in additional markets, offering the service to more who need the benefits afforded by it. Any associated cost regardless of fiscal recovery can be additionally offset by decreased or eliminated insurance claims, lawsuits, tenant and employee turnover, and more. Additionally, the elimination of crime from properties will give way to a better overall reputation, increased property value, and a higher quality of life for tenants and their visitors.
Among the numerous benefits, one of the highest benefits we provide is a safer and more nurturing environment for children and youth. Our program eliminates the less desirable and unwanted persons and aspects that come into communities; and those are the same individuals who carry out both quality of life crimes as well as violent crime. By removing that element, and empowering the community at large, we’ve found that children and youth benefit the most; brightening their future by ensuring their safety today. Of course this applies to everyone who lives and visits within a community – but the effect on the younger residents is considerably more pronounced.
The program is comprised of three steps over the course of six to twelve months. Once fully implemented, it then becomes a matter of maintaining the new status quo, and preventing new crimes and incidents; instead of addressing the seeming steady flow of ongoing issues. Typically within thirty days the results are measurable, with marked improvement normally within seven days. We welcome anyone interested in learning more to contact us and schedule a consultation with a TSE Community Policing Specialist.