Community Resource Officers (C.R.Os) work as liaisons between the community and the Police Department in an effort to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life. The CRO is responsible for issues and concerns in neighborhoods that are ongoing or simply demand more attention or time than can be reasonably allotted during the course of a routine police patrol call. The CRO helps coordinate various community events which promote crime prevention and awareness. A CRO’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Special projects on matters of community relations and partnership building
Serve as a referral source to citizens in need of services
Attend Neighborhood Watch meetings
Provide safety talks to local schools, churches, groups/organizations, and businesses
Distribute crime prevention tips to businesses and residents
Serve on the city’s Code Enforcement Team
Attend community events, such as:
National Night Out
DEA Drug Take Back Event
Lea Youth Outdoor Basketball League
The CROs and their Zones
The City of Roanoke is divided into four zones to best serve the people in those communities and neighborhoods. It also helps iSTAR analysts properly track and record crime trends.
To reach the Community Resource Officers and their Supervisor, please email [email protected]
Please include your address in your message so the CRO or CRO Supervisor can appropriately address your situation.