LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

Two La Crosse police officers have begun their assignment as Neighborhood Response Officers (NRO).

Tyler Pond and Casey Kamps will focus on La Crosse’s Northside neighborhood.

A federal grant and public-private collaboration made the NRO positions possible in 2014. These officers are assigned a specific neighborhood, with the intent to work more closely and develop a better relationship with citizens, businesses and organizations in that neighborhood.

La Crosse Police Officers Daniel Ulrich and Nathan Poke are the NROs for the Washburn Neighborhood.