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The Community Ambassador Program (CAP)

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What is the SCPD Community Ambassador Program

The Community Ambassador Program (CAP) is a collaborative partnership between the Office of the Police Commissioner and community residents. 

Community members will work directly with the Commissioner’s Office and their local precinct commands to:


  • Identify public safety priorities and issues of concerns.

  • Raise awareness of law enforcement efforts.

  • Function as community liaisons to and on behalf of the Police Commissioner


At its core, this group of community members residing in each precinct will serve as points of contact for the Police Commissioner and their respective communities.

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Through my involvement with the Middle Island Civic, 7th Precinct Community Meetings and Our Community Newsletter, I’ve been invited to participate in this exciting program as your  Community Ambassador alongside Gail Lynch-Bailey, MICA President.  In the coming months I look forward to working with our community, implementing Commissioner Harrison’s vision, and executing the duties and responsibilities he’s asked his Ambassadors to perform, on his behalf.  I’m very excited and looking forward to working with the community!   - John Carricato.

Short List of Ambassador Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish meaningful partnerships and maintain direct contact with the Commissioner’s Office.​

  • Assist the Commissioner’s Office in developing strategies on how to serve their communities better.​

  • Advise the Commissioner’s Office on enhancing customer service and visitor engagement at Department facilities​

  • Meet with the Commissioner’s leadership team quarterly and as needed to strengthen partnerships and exchange ideas to address common best practices, areas of concern, and police-community relations.​

  • Engage regularly with organizations focused on police reform and restorative justice.​

  • Mobilize community members to identify public safety and quality of life issues of significant concern in their neighborhoods.​

  • Organize relationship-building opportunities between community residents and the Department.​

  • Assist victims with navigating and accessing resources from support and community-based organizations.​

  • Provide assistance and information to complainants on navigating the processes on police accountability and disciplinary matters.​

  • Routinely meet with their Precinct Advisory Council and precinct commander to share community perspectives and observations.​

  • Identify and recruit community groups, organizations, and individuals to become active in public safety discussions.​

  • Promote public awareness of the Department’s programs and services, including but not limited to: business and residential crime prevention programs, safety training, domestic violence intervention, school district police relations.


John Carricato, CAP Ambassador


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