Prevention is always a better option than reaction and a successfully run public education department can assist in the prevention of community incidents rather than continually dealing with the reaction and response to these. Community relationships and investment form an integral part of public education. Involving your community in building a safer surrounding, through education and interaction can only be of benefit to any department.
There are numerous departments that have initiated excellent public safety operations and educational programmes involving their communities in their environment. This section deals specifically with these and with any developments that could assist you in building a safer community.