Community Action Team

Community Action Teams (CAT)

The Glendale Police Department Community Action Teams believe in the power of prevention, encouraging residents, businesses, public and private institutions and faith based organizations to work in collaboration with the Police Department, to make our community a safer place to live and work.

Each CAT consists of two civilian Crime Prevention Specialists and one Police Officer per division. The goal of the Community Action Teams is to utilize the Community Oriented Policing philosophy by providing the necessary tools to eliminate or reduce crime through educational programs and enforcement.

CAT serves as pro-active problem solvers, utilizing community partnerships and resources, and educational programs to help resolve neighborhood and business issues. Current programs include:

If you have an ongoing problem in your neighborhood or business, contact your Community Action Team (CAT). Click here for a map to identify your CAT Team and contact information. 


Prevention Presentations

Community Action Teams offer crime prevention information and presentations to the citizens of Glendale. Presentations cover numerous topics including personal safety, child safety, burglary and auto theft prevention, when and how to call 911, back to school safety, identity theft crime prevention, senior and holiday safety.

To schedule a free Home Security Survey, Click here for a map to identify your CAT Team and contact information.


Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program


The Glendale Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is a free program designed to help owners and managers of rental properties keep drugs and other illegal activity off their property. The purpose of this program is to educate the landlords and their residents on how to improve the livability of their neighborhoods by reducing crime and taking steps toward providing a clean and safe living environment for the citizens of Glendale.

The Glendale Crime Free Multi-Housing Program has been carefully developed and reviewed by police, community leaders, and legal advisers. This program effectively deals with illegal activity on rental property, while providing the residents with the best protection against crime and violent criminals.

This program is honest and direct, it is solution oriented, and is designed to be easy and very effective in reducing crime on rental properties. It has three key elements that will ensure the crime prevention goal:

  • Phase One - Staff Training – one, eight-hour workshop
  • Phase Two - Premises Security Assessments
  • Phase Three - Resident Training/Safety Social

Home and Business Security Surveys


The goal of a Home or Business Security Survey is to evaluate and provide suggestions for a home or business owner to decrease their chances of becoming a victim of crime.

During a Home or Business Security Survey, a Community Action Team representative inspects a premises including lights, locks, and landscaping. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) recommendations are then provided for improving the safety and security of the premises. The time needed to complete a survey depends on the size of the individual home or business.

CPTED is the proper design and effective use of the built environment in order to lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, and an improvement in the quality of life. CPTED can be achieved through five basic principles and concepts applied to specific sites and situations. These principles include natural surveillance, access control, territoriality, activity support, and maintenance. The Community Action Teams present information for understanding the applications of each principle to home and/or business owners enabling them to improve their surroundings and quality of life.

Schedule Today!

To schedule a free Home or Business Security Survey, click here for a map to identify your CAT Team and contact information.
Neighborhood Watch Information

If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch, please take a moment to fill out our Neighborhood Watch Captain and Co-Captain information form. Your information will be forwarded to the appropriate Community Action Team.

Click here to view the form now.