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
Recently, IACP was invited to submit written testimony for the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. With the short...[read more]
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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]
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Latest News

Esserman to offer assistance in St. Louis County
Posted on 29 January 2015

New Haven Police Department Chief Dean Esserman will be one of a handful of current and former police chiefs from across the country involved in a yearlong assignment to offer technical assistance and advice to St. Louis County.

Community policing
Posted on 28 January 2015

A protest group wants to end community policing in Madison to help cut in half the number of poor and black people who get arrested. It’s a local spin growing out of incidents across the nation between police and black citizens.

Kalamazoo downtown community policing officer to continue but on part-time basis
Posted on 26 January 2015

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley said the downtown community policing officer's position will be split between downtown and other Kalamazoo neighborhoods, though exact details have yet to be finalized.

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