The Burlington Police Department has recently established, through a federal grant, a Community Engagement Team or CET. This team was developed because of an observed upward trend in violent crime. The BPD, through CET, strives to work with members of the community by building relationships and developing trust in the department so as to prevent further criminal activity. CET is meant to develop trust within our community through transparency. CET is comprised of five officers, including one sergeant, who are assigned to various determined "hot-spots" in the community.