The Community Relations Sergeant is assigned to the Services Division of the Police Department. The CR Sergeant is responsible for many aspects within the department. Such as:
Press Information Officer – spokesperson for the police department and liaison with the press
Taxi cab permits – perform back ground checks on all taxi drivers and issuing permits to them
Solicitor's permits – review applications for non profits, individuals and businesses that want to sell/solicit door to door and issue permits to them
Carnival/Festival permits – review and issue permits for schools, churches and other organizations to hold a carnival or festival
Dance Hall permits – review and approve parties and mandate security for each event
Bingo permits – review and audit all bingo games and issue yearly permits to non profit organizations
Commendations – review and approve all citizen and police officer commendations
Carrying concealed weapons permits – review and interview all residents who request to have a "concealed weapons" permit
Security guard companies – review and approve all security guard companies who do business in SSF and ensure all the proper insurances and permits are on file.
Telephone calls are often received from residents concerned about crime in their neighborhood and/or people who are interested in purchasing a home in SSF and want to know more about the particular area they want to purchase in.
Schools often call the CR Sergeant to arrange tours for their students at the PD. Businesses also call requesting PD appearance for talks regarding crime prevention and safety information for their employees.