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

IACP: Submission To President's Task Force On 21st Century Policing
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Stephen: Police Promotions-Royal Bahamas Police Force
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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]
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Patrick: IACP Annual Conference/Community Policing Awards
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Latest News

Camden County Police Department Mentioned In Federal Report
Posted on 3 March 2015

The Camden County Police Department is receiving kudos from President Barack Obama. The department is mentioned in a national report released this week about community policing.

Councilman Steven Matteo: More cops would aid community policing efforts
Posted on 3 March 2015

CITY HALL -- Increasing the size of the police force would benefit the NYPD's community policing efforts, according to Councilman Steven Matteo.  Law enforcement officials outlined steps the Police Department is taking to further increase community engagement as a way...

NYPD officers to patrol neighborhood sectors in community policing pilot program
Posted on 3 March 2015

Officers will be assigned to dedicated neighborhood sectors under a new community policing pilot program being launched by the NYPD in the coming months.

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