Community Engagement Team

The East Lansing Police Department's Community Engagement Team consists of non-sworn police social workers and neighborhood resource specialists.

The team’s two full-time police social workers provide crisis intervention, conflict resolution, short-term counseling and community outreach to those in the community requiring social services. They are available to provide support services to community members who may be struggling with a mental health crisis, substance abuse, housing instability or traumas, such as sexual or physical assault. 

The team's three neighborhood resource specialists (two part time and one full time) address quality of life issues in the East Lansing community, such as repeat noise complaints, non-emergency disputes among neighbors and other issues. This group will also take on important community engagement roles with ELPD, including serving as liaisons between the department and neighborhood associations, community groups and businesses.

The team's supervisors are Lt. Scot Sexton, who can be reached at (517) 319-6916, and Sgt. Adam Park, who can be reached at (517) 319-6834.

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Community members can stay connected with the City of East Lansing's Neighborhood Resource Specialists (NRS) by signing up to receive the Neighborhood Resource Specialists Newsletter. The newsletters are sent out monthly via email and are tailored by the calls the NRS and East Lansing Police Department receive during their shifts. Sign up to receive the NRS Newsletter here. View previous newsletters by visiting the NRS Newsletter Archive.