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

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Waterloo mayor, police chief seek advice on community policing - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Posted on August 27, 2016

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GE, Atlanta launch community policing partnership - Atlanta Business Chronicle
Posted on August 26, 2016

Atlanta Business Chronicle GE, Atlanta launch community policing partnership Atlanta Business Chronicle “Our officers need enhanced training and capabilities to build community trust and improve as a police force,” ... read more

How can community policing work in Fort Myers? - NBC2 News
Posted on August 25, 2016

NBC2 News How can community policing work in Fort Myers? NBC2 News In 2012, former Chief Doug Baker requested the Office of Justice Programs visit Fort Myers and research ... read more

Community Policing Expands in New York, but Some Question if It Works - New York Times
Posted on August 18, 2016

New York Times Community Policing Expands in New York, but Some Question if It Works New York Times “By the numbers, we are doing well,” he said at a ... read more

GTPD Innovates to Bring Community Policing into the Digital Age - Georgia Tech News Center
Posted on August 23, 2016

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