The Problem Oriented Policing (P.O.P.) program, was funded through a Grant received from the Department of Justice and was instituted within the Hanford Police Department in 1997.
The P.O.P. program is designed to enhance the overall image of the Police Department through formal and informal contact with the community; to enhance the quality of life for all citizens; to exchange communications and ideas between citizen groups, service clubs and neighborhoods with crime prevention, criminal enforcement and a reduction of the crime rate being the ultimate result.
This specialized unit focuses on community involvement through creative partnerships with citizens to perform problem identification, crime analysis and selective enforcement. The purpose of the unit is to identify specific crime related problems within the community, target and address the issues and to work with the community to eradicate crime.
The POP Team can be contacted at 559-585-4701.