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, serving as mask ambassadors in downtown East Lansing and 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.