What is Community Policing?

Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.


The 2015 Award Submission Period

Now Open

In its 17th year, the IACP/Cisco Community Policing Awards competition honors those departments worldwide that have prevented and decreased crime and terrorism by forging partnerships with their communities.

Submission Deadline: Midnight EST, June 7, 2015

Participating Departments & Citizens

Featured Blogs

Stephen: Police Promotions-Royal Bahamas Police Force
I am please to share the recent promtions of two IACP Committee members from the Bahamas. Superintendent Stephen Dean has been...[read more]
Posted 11.02.14
Dr. Robbie Friedmann: Leadership and Partnership in Law Enforcement
This past week the IACP held its 121st annual conference in Orlando, Florida. With about 25,000 police leaders from all...[read more]
Posted 11.01.14
Patrick: IACP Annual Conference/Community Policing Awards
Since 1998 the IACP Community Policing Committee has recognized the best community policing practices of agencies around the world. This...[read more]
Posted 10.30.14
Morgan: IACP - Another Great Event - Great Workshop
Just leaving Orlando as I drop a quick blog post. Without a doubt, another great set of award winners and...[read more]
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Latest News

Ga. official picked for president's task force
Posted on 19 December 2014

President Barack Obama has appointed a metro Atlanta law enforcement official to a newly created task force on community policing.

Brady says community policing tools would help reduce crime and satisfy parts of a Justice Department review
Posted on 17 December 2014

In the 1990's, the Clinton administration funded community policing efforts in cities and included police “mini stations.” In each Cleveland Council ward, one or two officers staffed the stations in rec centers or store fronts.

Police raise crime prevention awareness among Bukit Panjang elderly
Posted on 14 December 2014

Bukit Panjang Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) has rolled out the Community Policing System (COPS) and the 'Silver Watch Group @ Bukit Panjang' initiative to raise crime awareness among elderly residents. The event, held at Blk 259 Bangkit Road today, seeks to generate awareness about the enhanced capabilities of Bukit Panjang NPC under COPS. COPS is a transformation of the NPC policing model ...

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