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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Saturday Event Supported Community Policing - webcenter11
Posted on August 29, 2016

Saturday Event Supported Community Policing webcenter11 The 'Keep it 100' slogan has several meanings, but for this event it represents the Fairbanks Police Department and community supporting each other ... read more

Pittsfield PD rolls out plans for this year's Community Police Academy - Berkshire Eagle
Posted on August 28, 2016

Pittsfield PD rolls out plans for this year's Community Police Academy Berkshire Eagle (subscription) The academy provides an opportunity for individuals to learn more about how police officers work, ... read more

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

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier Waterloo mayor, police chief seek advice on community policing Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier WATERLOO — Waterloo is looking to Charlotte, N.C., for help building bridges ... read more

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

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