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

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]
Posted 10.30.14
Morgan: IACP - Another Great Event - Great Workshop
Just leaving Orlando as I drop a quick blog post. Without a doubt, another great set of award winners and...[read more]
Posted 10.29.14
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Latest News

At council's first stop on its "listening tour," residents get a chance to lay out ways to improve the city police ...
Posted on 19 December 2014

More community policing, better police training, and not allowing the police to police themselves. Those were some of the main themes last night during Cleveland City Council’s first “Listening Tour” session.

Huntsville Police “Blue Notes” do community policing through song
Posted on 19 December 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – From Minneapolis, to Cleveland, and maybe Birmingham, protestors are expected to show up in popular shopping areas this weekend to speak out about what they see as racism in the country. In Huntsville, four black police officers are communicating messages of peace through song and they’re in high demand. Miles away […]

Ga. official picked for president's task force
Posted on 19 December 2014

President Barack Obama has appointed a metro Atlanta law enforcement official to a newly created task force on community policing.

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