Community Trust Officers (CTO)
Community oriented policing is a policing philosophy that promotes and supports organizational strategies to address the causes, and reduce the fear of, crime and social disorder through problem-solving tactics and community/police partnerships. Building and maintain community trust is the cornerstone of successful policing and law enforcement.
The Community Trust Officers work with the community to build partnerships and dialog to help foster trust between the community and the police by regularly and proactively connecting with the residents and community stakeholders which leads to a safer and stronger community.
The Community Trust Officers partner with the Cultural Liaison Officer to engage with local cultural communities, and the Crime Prevention Officer for community outreach events and education. They work with local elementary schools by engaging and mentoring the youth in our community.
Our goal is to maintain and improve the quality of life within our neighborhoods through positive interaction, communication, and education.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can partner with the Community Trust Officer Program, please contact Lt. William Ahlfeldt at 701.241.1414. If you are interested in monetarily supporting this program, please visit the Badges of Unity Fund.