COPPS - Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving
COPPS represents the core philosophy of the police response to problems within neighborhoods. It has, and continues to, increasing the working partnership with citizens, businesses and civic groups to help solve problems that affect our quality of life in Tallahassee.
While the COPPS philosophy is used by all TPD officers, calls for service sometimes limit their ability to stay with an issue till resolution. That is why there are squads designated for this mission full time. These squads help other officers with long-term follow-up and can assist with increased enforcement, as well as other aspects of problem solving.
COPPS Officers accept a flexible schedule to be able to rapidly respond to unique neighborhood issues throughout the City. They are most frequently recognized by their specially outfitted police mountain bikes and unique police uniforms. Working closely in the community, away from their cars, they can build stronger bonds with the citizens and increase their effectiveness and cooperation.