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

Now Open

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 8, 2014

Participating Departments & Citizens

Featured Blogs

Dr. Robbie Friedmann: TOPPS - it is not what you think
On April 2nd I gave a talk on “Tourism Policing: How Police Departments Can Interact for Better Tourism Security,”...[read more]
Posted 04.12.14
Dr. Robbie Friedmann: Exercise caution with positive press
It is nice to get positive press and accolades but with it comes the extra responsibilities of reading such press...[read more]
Posted 03.27.14
Dr. Robbie Friedmann: Mid-Year Meeting Committee Photo
Our committee had a prodcutive and enjoyable time in San Diego. Thank you to FBI SAC Daphne Hearn for providing...[read more]
Posted 03.19.14
Travis: 2014 IACP and Cisco Community Policing Award Now Open for Submissions
In its 16th year, the IACP/Cisco Community Policing Awards competition honors those departments worldwide that have prevented and decreased crime...[read more]
Posted 02.14.14
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Latest News

Community policing can help curb crime
Posted on 23 April 2014

SARIKEI: Public cooperation is vital for success in the effort to curb crime so police and Marine Police […]

Free women's self-defense seminar Saturday
Posted on 21 April 2014

MASON CITY | The Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board is offering a free women's self-defense seminar from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Mason City Black Belt Academy, 1323 N. Federal Ave.

City officials want APD to start community policing
Posted on 21 April 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice said community policing is also known as "smart policing." VIDEO: What is community policing? Officers spend a lot of their time in the same neighborhoods, they get to know the people there  and the people get to know them. "I think a lot of the counselors are saying, 'Why didn't we start it years ago when we had the opportunity?' " said City Council member Brad ...

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