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


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 28, 2015

Participating Departments & Citizens

Featured Blogs

Todd A. Miller: Community Policing Award Submission Deadline Extended!
Deadline Extended: 2015 IACP and Cisco Systems Community Policing Awards DEADLINE EXTENDED: Midnight EDT; Sunday, June 28, 2015 With many recent major...[read more]
Posted 05.26.15
David: Benefits of submiting an application for the 2015 IACP/Cisco Community Policing Award
Recently, Director Todd Miller of the IACP Community Policing Committee posted a reminder that the award process for the 2015...[read more]
Posted 05.05.15
John: The Law of Unintended Consequences
Over the past 15 years, our department and community have learned a great deal about the community policing...[read more]
Posted 04.22.15
Todd A. Miller: 60 Days Left To Submit For Community Policing Award
60 days!  That is how much time you have left to submit an initiative or to finish the submission you have...[read more]
Posted 04.08.15
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Latest News

State of City: Eric Garcetti to double size of LAPD Metro Division; allow Uber, Lyft at airport
Posted on 14 April 2015

Responding to a spike in violent crime, Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to double the size of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite Metropolitan Division and create a new community-policing division within the department, he announced in his State of the City speech Tuesday night.

Residents react to Miami-Dade County's latest crime initiative
Posted on 14 April 2015

A new crime initiative in Miami-Dade County is getting mixed reaction from residents in crime-ridden communities. The plan put together by pastors, police and politicians include combining prayer, community policing and new ideas. In a Miami Gardens barber shop, Harvey Wesley said he doesn't have high hopes for any plan put forward by police. "It won't work. There is a disconnect between the ...

EPD: "We've Had Community Policing for 20 Years"
Posted on 6 April 2015

Ever since the events and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, the term 'community policing' has become part of campaign speeches and slogans at home and abroad. But what is it and what does it look like? For the Evansville Police Department, it comes down to mindset, outreach and philosophy, said Sgt. Jason Cullum.

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