Community Responders for Equity, Safety & Service

Service Notice: The CRESS Department will be closed this coming Monday (01/16/23) in observance of MLK Day. The office will also be closed on Tuesday (01/17/23) from 11:00AM-1:30PM and 6:00PM-8:00PM in order to help facilitate conversations around National Racial Healing Day. 


The reason for creating the Community Responders for Equity, Safety & Service (CRESS) department is to provide community safety services in situations that don’t involve violence or serious crime.  It will create a civilian, unarmed alternative to calls that might otherwise require a response from the Police Department.

The purpose is to ensure that any public safety response is anti-racist, equitable, just, and fair and that we offer preventative services that get at the root of assisting our community members to avoid necessitating public safety involvement in the first place.