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

Todd A. Miller: Moving Barriers and Building Trust
Building trust with a community is easier when the Police Agency is representative of the citizens...[read more]
Posted 03.25.15
Norm: Yonkers New York Police
I wanted to share an article that recently highlighted the Yonkers New York Police Dept. The city of Yonkers is...[read more]
Posted 03.25.15
Ronal: Mid Year Community Policing Committee Meeting
Last Thrusday and Friday the 2015 Mid Year Meeting of the Community Policing Committee was held in Scotsdale, AZ.  I...[read more]
Posted 03.17.15
Patrick: IACP Community Policing Mid-Year Meeting
Just wanted to say welcome to the new members of the IACP Community Policing Committee, who attended our recently held...[read more]
Posted 03.17.15
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Latest News

Chief: Community policing a top priority
Posted on 25 March 2015

Community policing remains a top priority for Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli.

After Martese Johnson's arrest, retraining ordered for Virginia alcohol agents
Posted on 25 March 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Wednesday that requires all of the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control agents to undergo training on use-of-force policy and community policing after the bloody arrest of a University of Virginia student sparked protests.

Collaboration between police, society needs enhancement: IGP
Posted on 25 March 2015

“The community policing concept has been applied in the police planning and implementation, especially crime prevention. “The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has always supported the community policing concept in creating understanding, trust and responsibility between PDRM and the society to curb crime,” he said in his speech during the 208th Police Day celebration at the Police Training Centre ...

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