The Annapolis Police Department has established its third Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) within the City of Annapolis. The new team will be assigned to the Clay and West Street corridors. “Our officers have continued to reduce crime in the City,” said Chief Michael Pristoop. “Establishing and expanding the Neighborhood Enhancement Team is the next step in building relationships, trust and cooperation in keeping our City a safe place to live and visit.”
The teams work to establish relationships in order to develop a foundation of trust and understanding, problem solve and conduct enforcement in the communities to which they are assigned. “This type of outreach is important to both our residents and our officers,” Mayor Michael Pantelides said. “The interaction between the two is a vital part of building a strong community.” Officers employ a variety of tactics in their services, including maneuvering through communities on bikes, Segways and foot. Officers are to be out of vehicles as often as possible.
The first NET team was established in January 2014 and assigned to Harbor House and Eastport Terrace. The second team was assigned to the Robinwood community in November 2014.