Ballen explained that community policing is a "specialized unit" within the Raleigh Police Department, focusing on developing community partners and stakeholders through an increase in face-to-face contact with citizens in the neighborhood.
Ballen said the philosophy is "people are the police, the police are the people". A question and answer session followed facilitated by the Southeast District Supervisor, Sgt. Woodard.
Individuals interested in becoming a first time homeowner should call 919-516-4754 for information.
Pictured: Ballen seen here presenting to members of the spring 2012 homeownership training program.
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