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

La Crosse Police say community policing is helping reduce crime
Posted on 16 September 2014

The day La Crosse Police Chief Ron Tischer was sworn in, he said one of his top priorities was community policing.

Cold Case: Community Policing Special
Posted on 15 September 2014

On special assignment Chris Lyons works with the Hartford Police to learn how the department is putting a new twist on the community policing model.

We can absorb cleared PPS members into legal bodies, says Zahid
Posted on 14 September 2014

The Home Ministry is vetting through the membership list of Penang's Volunteer Patrol Unit (PPS), which has been pronounced illegal by the Inspector-General of Police, to identify those who can still operate for community policing bodies recognised by the Federal government. Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said the state...

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