The purpose of the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) is to ensure OCPD remains sensitive to the unique needs of the homeless population while responding to the concerns of the greater community. HOT works with homeless individuals linking them with valuable social services to improve their living conditions thereby improving public safety.
Our mission is to impact the homeless community through positive police contact and community partnerships with the ultimate purpose of altering the homeless person’s perspective on life, and potential for getting needed services and assistance. The Homeless Outreach Team serves the community by coordinating efforts between law enforcement, local, state and private agencies that provide services to at risk homeless in the City who are living on the streets and considered Chronically Homeless.
The Homeless Outreach Team is comprised of two officers and they report to Bricktown Bike Patrol’s Administrative Lieutenant. The unit works Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. but they periodically come in at 7 a.m. in order to check on homeless camps and will also work some weekends when assisting social service providers. The HOT unit’s office is currently located inside the Homeless Alliance. The office location gives them easy access a number of social services and the homeless community.