The National Association of School
Resource Officers Model Agency
Lt. Joseph Cantrell
The Community Policing Division (CPD) is commanded by Lieutenant
Joseph Cantrell. The CPD has a variety of responsibilities within the Loganville Police Department ranging
from enforcement to educational programs. The Loganville Police Department recognizes that the most effective law enforcement strategies
require active participation from the community we serve.
In that light the Loganville
Police Department is committed to Community Oriented Policing (COP) and has established
areas as appropriate for implementation of this program.
School Resource Officer
The primary responsibility of the CPD is to
deliver the School Resource Officer program to the Walton County Public Schools located inside the city limits
of Loganville. The School Resource
Officer (SRO) program places law enforcement officers in schools with the goal of creating and maintaining safe,
secure and orderly learning environment for students, teachers and staff.
SRO program reflects the community’s desire to ensure that its schools are safe secure and orderly. SROs
represent a proactive strategy designed to bring prevention and intervention into the school
environment. The officers assigned to the
CPD provide campus security;
investigate criminal activity on campus; provide safe passage for students and staff to and from campus through
planning and implementation of appropriate traffic control plans; and provide juvenile delinquency and truancy
intervention at all student age levels at one high school, one middle school, and two elementary schools
within the jurisdiction.
Instructional Education Programs provided by the CPD
The community Policing Division will provides D.A.R.E.
(Drug Abuse Resistance
Education) instruction at the elementary level and
G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance
Education and Training) instruction at the middle
school level. Also available to at risk students is Life Skills training and a tobacco awareness and
prevention program for students struggling with tobacco use and
The Community Policing Division organizes and presents
Programs to neighborhoods, businesses and citizens groups. CPD
also coordinates the presentation of safety seminars to day care centers, church
groups, civic organizations, or any other group that expresses interest in having a guest
speaker to discuss law enforcement topics. Such topics may include, Crime Prevention,
Internet Safety, Bicycle Safety, Drug Awareness, Personal
Safety and Gang Recognition.
This responsibility is accomplished through activities such as organizing
informational booths at parades and other community events; organizing fundraisers for
instructional education programs through sponsored activities; and providing community
crime prevention seminars.
Any suspected criminal street gang activity, whether found on a school campus or
within the community will be aggressively investigated by the Community Policing
Division. The Loganville Police Department is an active
participant in the Walton County Gang Task Force, and the investigator assigned to this duty shall provide gang
awareness and other educational programs to students, parents, members of the community
and other officers within the department.
The Community Policing Division serves as the bicycle
patrol unit for the Loganville
Police Department. The responsibilities of the Bicycle
Patrol Unit include: patrol of
subdivisions to increase police visibility; providing community relation service
through personal interaction with citizens while on patrol; and functioning as
highly mobile patrol and response units during parades and other community
Youth Police Auxillary
The Community Policing Division provides education and
instruction to students who are interested in a career in law enforcement by organizing activities that
demonstrate the daily responsibilities of law enforcement officers. Officers expose Police
Auxillarycadets to as many aspects of law enforcement as possible through the
organization of training classes and field trips and supervise the cadets during all
where the group is providing community