Sterling Heights residents interested in meeting their designated SHPD CORE Officer and enjoying a summer ice cream treat can join us for “Cones with CORE” on Thursday, June 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dairy Queen, 33170 Ryan Road in Sterling Heights.
“Cones with CORE” is an opportunity for residents of all ages to meet with their officer, ask questions and learn more about the program. Each person that attends will receive a $1.00 OFF coupon from their officer that can be used at the Sterling Heights Dairy Queen from 4 to 7 p.m. that day only. The coupon is valid for any item on the menu.
CORE, an acronym for “Community Outreach and Engagement,” is a joint Police and Community Relations program created earlier this year aimed at building stronger police-resident relations in Sterling Heights. The program gives each of the six patrol area districts of the City its own SHPD Officer assigned to serve as a resource to residents of the region. Residents with questions or concerns in their neighborhood can call or email their assigned officer and have a one-on-one conversation rather than calling the main non-emergency line.
The CORE program uses the SHPD existing area district map and divides the City into six boundaries: Adam, Baker, Charlie, David, Edward and Frank (see attached). Each area district is assigned an officer that serves as the region’s advocate and neighborhood expert. These six officers work to not only make meaningful relationships, but identify and report potential crime trends or neighborhood issues to SHPD leadership.
For more information about the CORE Program, go to www.sterling-heights.net/CORE.