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 2016 Award Submission Period

Call For Entries: Deadline Extended

In its 18th 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. 

This year, in addition to the Homeland Security Special Recognition Award, the Committee will consider Special Recognition for the best use of technology in support of a community policing initiative utilizing the philosophy and principles of community policing.

Submission Deadline: Midnight EST, July 3, 2016

Participating Departments & Citizens

Featured Blogs

Scott: Reducing Opioid Addiction through a Broad Community Coalition
An estimated 1.9 million people in the United States have a pain reliever use disorder....[read more]
Posted 07.13.16
Dr. Robbie Friedmann: The IACP Community Policing Committee 2015 Workshop
In the last few years the IACP Community Policing Committee was able to put on timely workshops that were well...[read more]
Posted 11.06.15
Todd A. Miller: Community Policing - My Past and Future
I have recently returned to work from attending another great IACP Annual Conference, this one in Chicago, IL, USA.  At...[read more]
Posted 11.06.15
Travis: Community Policing Strong in Richmond, VA
I returned from IACP Conference and heard about a community policing focused presentation at VA Commonwealth University. It was great...[read more]
Posted 11.05.15
View More

Latest News

Community Policing Unit created in Louisville - The Courier-Journal - The Courier-Journal
Posted on December 8, 2016

The Courier-Journal Community Policing Unit created in Louisville - The Courier-Journal The Courier-Journal LMPD's new 10-member Community Policing Unit, introduced Wednesday, hopes to combat violence by engaging city's youth. ... read more

Torrington police to establish community policing office in Coe Park - Torrington Register Citizen
Posted on December 10, 2016

Torrington police to establish community policing office in Coe Park Torrington Register Citizen This is a community outreach program,” said Maniago. “I don't want anybody to think it's for ... read more

Louisville Community Policing Unit formed to bridge gap ... - Washington Times
Posted on December 8, 2016

Louisville Community Policing Unit formed to bridge gap ... Washington Times Louisville Metro Police are looking to engage with local children by competing with them on the basketball court. ... read more

Community policing to be tested in Lancaster's Southwest neighborhood - LancasterOnline
Posted on December 8, 2016

LancasterOnline Community policing to be tested in Lancaster's Southwest neighborhood LancasterOnline Dick Hecker is determined to make community policing work in the Southwest neighborhood of Lancaster City. He's not ... read more

POINT OF VIEW Community policing answer to challenges in ... - MyPalmBeachPost
Posted on December 8, 2016

POINT OF VIEW Community policing answer to challenges in ... MyPalmBeachPost As a college student planning a career in law enforcement, I have taken a keen interest in the ... read more

View More News