The Washington C.H. Police Department embraces the Community Oriented Policing philosophy. The agency strives to insure a safe community for those that live, work, or visit here. Safety requires a community effort and the police must have assistance and cooperation from the community to be effective. Community involvement is a necessary part of crime suppression. The community at large is as important as the judicial system and the police in limiting crime in any community. Communities will only have the amount of crime they are willing to tolerate and cannot be condoned or ignored in our daily lives. In addition to the normal enforcement actions required of police agencies, the police department willingly provides services to help make our neighborhoods and businesses safe as possible.