The Community Resource Officer (CRO) is one of the most dynamic and influential positions within a police department. A CRO must be highly motivated and have a sound understanding of innovative and creative methods in combating crime. The CRO must be the "Swiss Army Knife" of the police department and have a sound understanding of all aspects of policing. Topics covered: Collaboration with other agencies, Creating partnerships, Youth leadership, Youth & community programs, Nuisance Abatement, Drug investigations, Community event development, Traffic Interdiction, Leadership, Use of social media, Asset forfeiture, Gang and Drug investigations, Crime prevention through environmental design, Tactics for Patrol, and much more! A CRO is a specialist who is the catalyst behind overall crime prevention within any community policing unit or department.