The Marshall Police Department’s Community Policing Unit is committed to keeping our neighborhoods safe. The four Community Response Officers primary duties include community policing efforts, community education and crime prevention.
Community policing emphasizes proactive problem solving in a systematic and routine fashion. Rather than responding to crime only after it occurs, community policing encourages agencies to proactively develop solutions to the immediate underlying conditions contributing to public safety problems.
The City of Marshall has been divided into four zones, with a community policing officer assigned to a specific zone. Community Police Officers will attend monthly meetings with their community members to discuss concerns and issues in their area. Community Police Officers will discuss crime prevention strategies and tactics that can lead to reduced crime.
The program began with Officer George Gill in the New Town neighborhood. The success of that partnership led to the expansion of the Community Policing Program. Officers assigned to the 4 zones are Zone A – Stacy Roach; Zone B – Trace Camp; Zone C - Austin Griffith; Zone D - Samuel Goheen. Sgt. Jose Burciaga is the Manager of the Community Policing Unit. The Unit can be reached through email or by calling 903-935-4542.