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

Madison City Police Department: The Death of Community Policing
Community Policing The use of community policing in the context of Ferguson demonstrated what is wrong when the community policing concept...[read more]
Posted 10.17.14
Morgan: Sex Offender By State and Rank
Over at my blog on SafeLife, I posted an entry on some analysis I did nationwide of registered sex offenders....[read more]
Posted 10.11.14
IACP: What community policing is NOT and what it is
A recent article (“Turning Americans into Snitches for the Police State: ‘See Something, Say Something’ and Community Policing” by John...[read more]
Posted 10.10.14
Todd A. Miller: 2014 IACP and Cisco Community Policing Award Winners
I would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists for the 2014 IACP and Cisco Community Policing Awards as...[read more]
Posted 10.07.14
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Latest News

Elkhart County Sheriff's Department to host community policing initiative
Posted on 20 October 2014

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is working to connect officers with the community to try to reduce crime through a community policing initiative. Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers said he wants to solve more cases by giving citizens the opportunity to provide information to police who are patrolling in their area.

Community policing in action tonight in Wilmington
Posted on 16 October 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A community meeting tonight for folks to ask questions to officers in their community but did they get answers? For most the answer seemed to be yes. Folks had questions about neighborhood crime and about traffic in their neighborhood. Officers and City of Wilmington officials were on hand to answer those questions too. It's a part of the police department’s effort to ...

Leesburg Police Department receives IACP Community Policing Award
Posted on 15 October 2014

The Leesburg Police Department was awarded the 2014 Community Policing Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Cisco Systems.

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