The Department maintains an office dedicated to the sensitive issues and concerns with emerging populations in regard to public safety. Officer Ric Robles serves as the FWPD’s Liaison Officer. He brings together nationally recognized service providers, serves on numerous boards, and provides essential information to emerging communities in our area. Officer Robles participates in initiatives to help build positive relationships between multicultural communities and police. The Department’s outreach to the different cultures continues to evolve. In 2015 Officer Ric Robles coordinated the 3rd consecutive Coat Drive Give-Away. The program provides warm winter coats free of charge for those with limited income. He has also continued his work with the homeless population providing better housing and services to them.