Community Safety Resource Team (CSRT)
The City of Lakewood has long been active in its progressive neighborhood policing and busy code enforcement programs. In early 2010, the City launched a pioneering proposal to merge these programs to form the Community Safety Resource Team (CSRT). Within the CSRT, code enforcement officers and community service officers work together to tackle not only full-blown neighborhood problems, but the root conditions that contribute to them. Many of the ordinances and policies adopted by the City Council are enforced through the CSRT. This enforcement is often challenging and delicate, and requires coordination and cooperation from other City departments and external agencies.