City of Highland Park Police Department Enhances Officer Training Opportunities to Further Establish Strong Community Bonds
December 2, 2019 –City of Highland Park Police Officers recently completed procedural justice training to help further establish strong relationships within the community. The training promotes positive organizational change, upholds police legitimacy in the community, and enhances officer safety. The training also aligns with the department’s community policing philosophy, which promotes partnerships and problem solving techniques between police and community members to proactively address public safety issues such as crime and social disorder.
Highland Park Police Officers complete 103 hours of required training each year across various disciplines. Training opportunities, such as procedural justice training, ensures high quality and compassionate operations in line with the high standards set forth for accredited police departments.
“The City of Highland Park greatly values training and advancement opportunies that allow our City to provide the best service possible,” said City Manager Ghida Neukirch. “As such, the City of Highland Park remains one of three municipalies in the state of Illinois with accrediated Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments.”
“The City of Highland Park Police Department continues to work to maintain a strong partnership with our community,” said Police Chief Lou Jogmen. “It is important to us that we identify and implement best practices in law enforcement, which will help to strengthen trust among officers and the community we serve. Every interaction between officers and the public is an opportunity to build relationships, shape the reputation of the department, and increase overall community satisfaction.”
The Highland Park Police Department continues to actively engage with the community to better understand community needs, strengthen relationships to maintain trust, and enhance public safety. Thus far in 2019, the Police Department coordinated and participated in dozens of community events and initiatives including Cop on a Rooftop, Coffee with a Cop, National Night Out, Sweet Ticket Campaign, Kindness Walk, HP150 Bike Tours, Welcome Back to School Pencil Day, Dodgeball at Northwood and Edgewood Middle Schools, High-Five Fridays, and, most recently, the Police Beat Coordinator Program.
For additional information about the City of Highland Park Police Department, please visit the City’s website at www.cityhpil.com or call 847.926.7730.