In addition to traditional policing activities, the Community Policing Unit officers are responsible for planning and coordinating non-traditional functions and events for youth in their areas, including bowling leagues, holiday parties, midnight basketball and other events. Some of the programs the unit oversees include:
National Night Out, which is held each August in Ryan Park, South Norwalk
The new Cops and Kids program, which unites the police with the community
The PAL Children's Holiday Party, which is held each December
Community Policing - along with the Human Services Council, Community Prevention Task Force, and the Norwalk Housing Authority - also coordinates the annual Roodner Court Family Day. Children and families from the Roodner Court Housing Complex gather for a day of fun, food, and games. The three-on-three basketball tournament is one of the highlights of the day-long event.