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.
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
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "#blacklivesmatter" during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police.
Leaders discussed building trusting relationships between police and neighbors, and decreasing the jail population with alternatives to incarceration.
Cincinnati was picked to host a presidential task force on police-community relations because the city is representative of the national conversation on the topic, and the community and police department are engaged in building trust, said Silas Darden, the group’s spokesperson. “The task force wanted to visit a city in the Midwest and chose Cincinnati based on the challenges its faced in the ...