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Community Outreach


Office of Community Outreach  

The Office of Community Outreach is currently taking applications for the following programs.  


Community Police Academy Explorers Program
Neighborhood Watch Registry Ride Along Program
CRASE Registration OASIS Program


Please click the program you would like to apply for, fill out, and submit all requested information and a member of the Office of Community Outreach will be in touch with you shortly with more details. 

If you have questions about specific programs please contact the office at 423-643-5090.



Chattanooga Police Department's Chaplain Corps 

The purpose of the volunteer Chaplain program is to maintain a core group of ordained ministers, from a variety of faiths, who volunteer their time and talents to assist the criminal justice system in meeting the spiritual needs of CPD officers, employees and Chattanooga citizens. Volunteer Chaplains support the community and lighten the burden of police officers by performing various tasks of a spiritual nature.

The volunteer Police Chaplain consists of a highly trained team of faith leaders who serve CPD officers and their family members. Chaplains may also support victims of crime and their families. Chaplains do not enforce the law, carry weapons or make arrests.

Interested in becoming a CPD Chaplain? Download the two forms below and mail them to the attention of the Chaplain's Office to 3410 Amnicola Hwy. Chattanooga, TN 37406. 

Chaplain Application

Chaplain Background Check

Chaplain Volunteer Description



Community Police Interaction Committees (CPIC) Meetings:

CPIC meetings bring together members of Chattanooga's communities and its police officers to improve community and police relations, further an authentic community policing culture, and promote dignity, understanding, and respect in police and community interactions.

These meetings occur monthly or quarterly in your neighborhood and are a great place to help promote safer streets. 


Front Porch Lineups

CPD periodically conducts shift line-ups in the neighborhoods officers serve. These Front Porch Lineups are great opportunities for community members and police to work together for safer neighborhoods. If you're interested in hosting a Front Porch Lineup, please call 423-698-2525 and ask for the Zone Commander for your area or click here to find your officer. Front Porch Lineups can be hosted at a residence, business, or place of worship.

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