Cheyenne Police Introduce New Crime Prevention Team

The Cheyenne Police Department is proud to introduce a new unit tasked with enhancing public safety in the community.

The Crime Prevention Team (CPT) will use a community-based policing approach known as Problem-Oriented Policing, which helps officers identify the underlying causes of crime and work closely with the public to develop solutions. The team is comprised of patrol officers, a criminal intelligence technician, and a supervisor.

Primary goals include:

  • Crime analysis: Identify crime trends, hotspots, and patterns to develop targeted
    strategies aimed at reducing criminal activity.
  • Public education: Host community meetings to discuss crime trends and prevention
    measures citizens can take.
  • Host CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) training for local
    businesses and organizations: Officers selected to join the team undergo specialized
    training in CPTED, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to conduct reviews and
    make recommendations in areas with elevated levels of crime.
  • Inter-agency coordination: Foster partnerships with local businesses and community
    organizations to implement CPTED design strategies that deter criminal activity and
    enhance community safety.

“This new team marks a significant step forward in our ongoing efforts to proactively address crime,” said Chief Mark Francisco. “It is our hope that the Crime Prevention Team’s projects will build upon the positive relationships we have established within our community and working together, deter criminal activity.”