Neighborhood Response Team

The South San Francisco Police Department Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) is a unique unit that was created to build and maintain effective communication between the Police Department and members of the community. The overriding objective of the NRT is to improve the safety of our neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life for our residents.

Community outreach and a "zero tolerance" policy toward gang activity are the cornerstones of the NRT mission. Officers assigned to the NRT strive to create positive relationships with members of the community by conducting foot patrols in the residential areas, contacting business owners and employees, facilitating community meetings, and initiating positive interactions with the children in our neighborhoods. The NRT officers also strive to increase safety in our community through diligent gang suppression and proactive law enforcement activities.

NRT Goals & Objectives
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative relationship between the community and the Police Department based on mutual trust and respect.
  • Maintain the safety and security of our neighborhoods through proactive law enforcement activities.
  • Zero tolerance for gang activity is of paramount importance.
  • Improve citizen access to information and resources that support the community.
  • Educate community members about ways to build and maintain healthy neighborhoods.
  • Empower residents and business owners to effect positive change in their community.
  • Build positive relationships with children to help them make better life choices and avoid violence and substance abuse.
The NRT is made up of three Officers and one Sergeant. The operation of the unit is overseen by a Lieutenant who responds directly to the Chief of Police. The NRT endeavors to saturate neighborhoods with a balance of community outreach and enforcement activities. NRT officers are responsible for working closely with members of the community to address current concerns and to prevent future problems before they develop. Officers also work closely with other City departments and the School District in a cooperative effort to improve our neighborhoods.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the NRT to report neighborhood problems or concerns, coordinate and facilitate community meetings, establish Neighborhood Watch programs, or to develop other ways to create and maintain a healthy community. The Police Department is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all those who live, work, and visit the City of South San Francisco, and the Neighborhood Response Team is committed to that goal.

To Contact the Neighborhood Response Team:
Telephone: (650) 877-8937