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

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
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
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Latest News

ICBC pedestrian safety campaign
Posted on 30 October 2014

Mission Community Policing volunteers and RCMP officers were handing out reflectors and talking to West Coast Express riders at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning about pedestrian safety.

Back to the Beat
Posted on 30 October 2014

The Martinsville Police Department will begin the launch of a new community policing effort on Monday that involves assigning patrol officers to specific neighborhoods.

Eagle County sheriff candidates talk about ‘community policing’
Posted on 28 October 2014

EAGLE COUNTY — Two candidates are running for Eagle County Sheriff this election: Daric Harvey and James van Beek. Here, the candidates weigh in on the term “community policing” as campaign season enters the final stretch. Daric Harvey, Democrat I believe in and advocate for the strategy of community-oriented policing. But the difference between me and my opponent is that I have continued to ...

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