The Community Policing Bureau, commanded by Deputy Chief Kenny Norris, understands the importance of the Chief’s philosophy of “In Honor We Serve.” The Bureau’s mission is to build a strong partnership with the community, ensuring that fundamental rights and freedoms are rendered to everyone.
The Community Policing Bureau is the largest Division of the Fort Pierce Police Department. The Bureau comprises uniformed patrol officers, Crime Suppression Unit, Community Service Officers, and Civilian personnel.
The Community Policing Bureau is shared by two (2) districts, District 1 and District 2. The city of Fort Pierce is concentrated into ten zones, and on average, the patrol division handles anywhere from 1,400 to 1,500 plus calls for service per week.
The responsibilities of the Community Policing Bureau include responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, conducting preliminary investigations, traffic enforcement and investigations, community involvement, and other special assignments.
Crime Suppression Unit
The Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) investigates various illicit criminal activities, ranging from illegal narcotics distribution and possession, gang activity, prostitution, crimes involving sales and purchase of illegal firearms, and other criminal undertakings. CSU is also tasked with assisting and partnering with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners.
Community Service Officers
The Community Service Officers are civilian employees trained to assist the uniform patrol officers with responding to non-emergency calls for service, assist uniform officers in police-related events, initiating reports for minor traffic crashes and other police-related events.