The Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) is responsible for utilizing the “Community Policing Strategy” of the Pine Bluff Police Department as directed by the Chief of Police.
Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. One such strategy NET has utilized is the creation of the Pine Bluff Police Athletic Leagues (PALS) in which we bring in kids from the community and place them on sports teams within a league. It enables us to influence our community by positively interacting with our Youth. The NET team has reacted to many community problems and is proactively developing new strategies to “enhance” the communities of Pine Bluff.