Officers from the Tucson Police Department (TPD) were featured recently in a segment on Arizona Public Media's (AZPM) Arizona Illustrated. The video showcases the area known as the Downtown District, where police walk, ride bikes, and use mobile units to move through the booming downtown area.
Community policing is part of TPD's recent efforts to engage, foster relationships, and build trust in the community.
The department is one of 15 nationwide chosen to advance President Obama's 21st Century Policing initiative. Those agencies receive federal resources to implement best practices to share with other police departments.