On behalf of the officers and employees of the Cordova Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our webpage.
The Cordova Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency providing professional police services twenty-four (24) hours a day. The department has approximately 9 sworn police officer positions, and a reserve support staff of 5 members. The department has 7 dispatchers that dispatch officers to answer emergency and non- emergency calls.
The mission of the Cordova Police Department, through a “Community Policing Partnership”, is to improve the quality of life and provide a sense of safety and security in our community, through the delivery of outstanding services with the highest standards of honor, professionalism and dedication to duty.
The department can best do this by working in partnership with other governmental agencies, businesses, neighborhood groups and the public. The department believes that simply reacting to incidents of crime or disorder is not enough, as we must form meaningful, working partnerships with others in the community to make Cordova a safer community. This is truly “Community Policing.”
Community Policing is a philosophy and an organizational strategy that promotes a partnership between people and their police. It is based on the premise that both police and the citizens must work together to identify, prioritize, and solve community concerns. The department must be creative and innovative as we work with neighborhoods to reduce and prevent crime, disorder and fear. The department will be relentless in our efforts to identify and arrest criminals, and we must also be actively involved in helping our citizens develop long-term solutions to their community problems.
The Cordova Police Department and concerned, involved citizens are making a difference. The department will continue to build on these positive relationships and accomplishments as we continue to grow together in the future.
Chief Nick Smith
Firearm Safety with Children
CPD has adopted a not for profit program sponsored by the National Rifle Association. They’ve also teamed up with Cordova Elementary School recently to roll out the program locally.
The Eddie the Eagle program is designed to teach young children firearm safety. The basic principles taught to children are STOP, DON’T TOUCH, LEAVE THE AREA , TELL AN ADULT when they encounter a firearm.
For more information, check out the NRA’s website.
Reaching out to the elderly community
The Good Morning Program was designed to help the families of elderly citizens living alone have a bit more peace of mind. Each morning, the dispatcher reaches out to any citizen that is signed up for the program between 8 a.m.-10 a.m. to tell them “Good Morning.” If there is no response to the call, dispatch will send the officer on duty to the residence to ensure the safety of the citizen. The dispatcher will also reach out to an emergency contact on file for the citizen if necessary. If you, or someone you know is interested in being involved in the Good Morning Program, please reach out to Chief Nick Smith at 205.483.7100.
Keeping our businesses & schools safe
CPD enacts random checks at our local businesses that desire to signup for the program as well as our three schools. Every officer, from every shift, is required to sign in at all business that are signed up and all three schools during the school day. This shows any potential criminal that the department has a big presence across the City and helps deter any potential crimes.
If you would like to sign your business up, get the application here.
Neighbors helping neighbors
The Cordova Police Department host Neighborhood Watch meetings the last Thursday of every month at City Hall. Various topics are covered relating to community safety and presentations on how to police ourselves and our neighborhoods.