The Mt. Shasta City Police Department takes pride in providing additional services to our community other than just law enforcement. The department is proud to be able participate in the community on many different levels. Sir Robert Peel once said that a local police department should mirror the community in which they serve. The Mt. Shasta Police Department is committed to Peel’s sentiment. The ways in which the Mt. Shasta Police Department fulfills this commitment is through the Community Enhancement Program, the DARE Program, the Bicycle Helmet Program and an active partnership with the Community Resource Center.
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The Chief of Police and staff are more than willing to address your organization on a variety of law enforcement topics. Email Chief Cross for more information.
Community Enhancement Program (CEP)
The Mt. Shasta Police Department Community Enhancement Program was established in 2008. Prior to 2008 the police department was operating a DARE and Youth Enhancement Program. This program was primarily for the youth of the community with such activities as the DARE Program, Bicycle Helmet Program, Bicycles Registry and other financial donations to other youth programs. The Community Enhancement Program evolved from the Youth Enhancement Program through the desire of Chief Parish D. Cross to encompass the entire community in education and prevention programs.
The purpose of the CEP is intended to educate, develop, and assist with programs, civic groups or police department programs through financial assistance or volunteerism where health and safety are the priority. The CEP is run by a Brown Act Committee and conducts public meeting twice a year, in July and December. The five person board approves budgetary issues and plans for the upcoming year of programs to implement or support. Funding of the CEP is primarily from the annual Mt. Shasta Police Department Car Show during the Cool Mountain Nights Car Show and all of the proceeds from the Car Show go to CEP.