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The BSO Neighborhood Support Teams (NST) is a community oriented policing initiative under the leadership of Sheriff Gregory Tony. The focus is to strengthen law enforcement and community relationships, increase awareness, and improve responsiveness thus bridging the communication gap between first responders and the community.

Neighborhood Support Team members will be working with representatives across our communities, including community leaders, business stakeholders, faith based institutions, school board officials, community activists, mental health professionals, social workers, residents, youth groups, and high school students to develop a strong network of community representation and involvement.

BSO NST representatives will focus on building a positive working relationship with their collaborative community groups with the goal of unifying efforts to meet community needs beyond routine calls for service.

NST representatives will host monthly meetings with all collective stakeholders to maintain engagement and continue to foster positive working relationships between BSO and the communities we serve.

NST responsibilities include:

Education Engagement

  • Public safety education seminars
  • Crime prevention tips and materials
  • Mental health and social service resource referrals
  • Education on civilian rights pertaining to policing encounters
  • Cultural diversity discussions
  • Civilian active shooter response protocols
  • Education on the fundamentals of bleeding control

Community Involvement

  • Back to school initiatives
  • Resources for food and other basic necessities
  • Elderly and veteran assistance
  • Youth mentorship opportunities
  • Business and residential crime prevention surveys

Community Partnership Experiences

  • Collaborative festivals and parades
  • BSO sponsored events
  • Countywide Community Affairs assistance
  • Participation in annual holiday celebrations
  • Internship and employment opportunities

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