Community Policing

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Community Oriented Policing is an integral part of the City of Riverdale Police Department. Not only do we handle crime using traditional reactive law enforcement tactics, but we also use methods that include pro-active problem-solving, community engagement, and partnerships.

Community policing is a partnership of police and citizens. We encourage you to get involved helping make Riverdale a safer place to live, work and visit.

National Crime Prevention Council

View links on tips to help prevent crime and terrorism in your community.

Apartment Coalition

Apartment managers and their staff meet with the Police and guest speakers to discuss concerns that are unique to apartment complexes.

Chief & Citizen Advisory Board

The Chief of Police and Citizen’s of Riverdale meet to discuss ongoing issues in the City of Riverdale.

Citizen Public Safety Academy

A ten (10) week training session that provides insight into the workings of the Riverdale Police and Fire Departments. Classes include: Gang and Drug Awareness, First Aid and CPR, Crime and Fire Prevention.

This is not to train the attendee to be a police officer or fire fighter. 

Download Application

The City of Riverdale has made every effort to develop a quality Public Safety Academy program for you. We always, however, welcome the opportunity to enhance our program. Please take a few moments of your time to download and complete the questionnaire below.

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Faith Based Academy

Citizens police academy designed specifically for leaders of faith based organizations. Next session to be announced.

Neighborhood Police Officer Program

Officers are liaisons to an assigned neighborhood. They interact with residents as a partner and work to find solutions to identified problems.

We want your feedback! Click here to take our Riverdale Police Department Community Survey.

Neighborhood Watch

Neighbors in Riverdale working together with Riverdale Public Safety Departments to keep their neighborhood safe.

Want to know if your neighborhood already has a Watch or want to start one? Contact Officer Nakia Lewis at by email.

National Night Out

A nationwide evening event that promotes neighborhood unity as well as a Police and Community partnership.

Get your neighborhood involved! To find out more: visit their website.

TRIAD Senior Citizen Group

Seniors throughout Riverdale and Clayton County are invited to gather once a month for safety and awareness sessions.

Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month at 10:00 am in Riverdale City Hall Council Chambers, 6690 Church Street.

The point of contact is June Harris at 770-909-5404 or by email.

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