Public safety and security – The recruitment and engagement of block captains throughout both communities raises the level of awareness and a sense of responsibility to one’s neighbors. This approach has been a keystone of community policing for many years. It has also been crucial in the development of community work by agencies such as Community Renewal International in Shreveport for the past thirty years, though they use a somewhat different approach and terminology. We are working with community police departments and have their full support. Police officers often refer families to us for help when needed.