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 2014 Award Submission Period

Deadline Extended

In its 16th 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 22, 2014

Participating Departments & Citizens

Featured Blogs

Todd A. Miller: IACP Community Policing Committee Membership
As Chair of the IACP Community Policing Committee, it is my job, along with our VP of Oversight, to recommend...[read more]
Posted 06.25.14
Sandwich Police Department: What we've been up to.
While I have not written anything in quite a while. I do regularly read the posts and de iscussions from...[read more]
Posted 06.20.14
Steve : International Community Policing
I was fortunate enough to recently attend some police leadership training in Northern Ireland and Scotland with a group of...[read more]
Posted 06.02.14
Todd A. Miller: Promoting The Receipt of the IACP/Cisco Community Policing Award
After working diligently with our squad graphics designer, we have finally been able to place the IACP and Cisco Community...[read more]
Posted 05.29.14
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Latest News

HPD reminds drivers to lock cars, remove valuables
Posted on 18 September 2014

If you've driven down Pensacola Street lately, you've probably seen a large electronic message board. The Honolulu Police Department put it …

Justice Department aims to rebuild trust in police with community engagement initiative
Posted on 18 September 2014

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio RELATED LINKS How will the Justice Department investigation in Ferguson work? ‘It just doesn’t add up’: Amid Ferguson fallout, students sound off on race in America After funeral, how does Ferguson begin repair? GWEN IFILL: When Ferguson, Missouri, erupted after the police-involved shooting of an unarmed black teenager, the rift between the town and its ...

De Blasio's NYPD Making More Petty Arrests Than Bloomberg's
Posted on 18 September 2014

"I want a community-policing worldview," Bill de Blasio told New York Magazine last year, referring to the differences between his NYPD and Mayor Bloomberg's. "I want to fundamentally reform our current approach." Seven months after de Blasio took office, his police force is arresting more New Yorkers for low-level offenses than his predecessor's—and the vast majority of those petty arrests ...

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