A Proven, Tested, Replicated, Successful Community Based Policing Model
C3 Policing was created by Michael M. Cutone, a retired 21-year veteran of the Massachusetts State Police. The majority of his career encompassed working in high crime areas and neighborhoods. Following an essential engagement with a local citizen, Mike realized that law enforcement could do better. We needed to understand community problems through the lens of the community. The birth of C3 Policing took place.
Where Community Transformation begins. One Child, One Family, One neighborhood at a time.
C3 Policing is a community based policing model that is scalable and adaptable to the community needs. The essence of C3 Policing is building legitimacy with local citizens and establishing core building blocks with local citizens. The local community is our greatest resource within the C3 policing model. The C3 officers are handpicked, vetted through a demanding selection process, and subsequently receive specialized world-class training.
The C3 officer becomes part of the fabric of the community through our unique training in the areas of; leadership, long term planning, community outreach, team building, identifying root causes of complex problems as well as building credible solutions. This type of training program is the culmination of 30 yrs of specialized training and overseas experience. NO law enforcement agency currently receives this type of unique training skill set in the world. Trinity Project pioneered it and created it. C3 trained officers understand their most valuable resource is the community. We accomplished a true partnership by, with, and through the community. Let us help you build a healthier partnership and communities.
Our Core Principles
- Legitimacy is crucial to achieving our goals
- You must understand the environment (the ground truth)
- Unity of effort is essential
- Intelligence drives operations
- Prepare for a long-term commitment
- Local factors are primary
- Security under the rule of law
- Gangs and drug dealers must be separated from their cause and support
Our proprietary C3 methods form the key building blocks that transform a community. These building blocks create healthier neighborhoods and provide hope where there is despair. Our weekly C3 community meeting becomes a hub of innovation and community partnership. We identify root causes of crime and apply existing resources to executing a step by step crime reduction strategy. C3 officers partner with local citizens, implementing the eight building blocks that provide the necessary leverage to win back the community. C3 Policing is transformative while Community Policing is transactional. C3 Policing shapes the environment and builds legitimacy for long term results. Our results speak for themselves. Join us, a healthier community awaits you!
C3 policing operating system is our core eight principles and building blocks to transform a community, by building healthier neighborhoods and providing hope where there is despair. Our week community meeting becomes a hub of innovation and community partnership. We focus and identify root causes of crime, establishing a robust intelligence cycle, utilizing existing resources, and executing a clear step by step crime reduction strategy. C3 officers establish partnership with local citizens, together implement eight component building blocks that provide the necessary leverage to win back the community from criminal elements and empower local citizens.
C3 officers view space differently and are expected to lead. In this space it’s ALL about by, with, and through the local citizens, winning over the passive support of the community. In these high crime urban areas “this space” is not an obstacle but an opportunity. C3 policing is in stark contrast to community policing. Transformative vs Transactional. Our results speak for themselves. Our greatest advocates are the community members we liberated and worked with on a day to day basis.