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 2015 Award Submission Period

Now Open

In its 17th 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 7, 2015

Participating Departments & Citizens

Featured Blogs

Stephen: Police Promotions-Royal Bahamas Police Force
I am please to share the recent promtions of two IACP Committee members from the Bahamas. Superintendent Stephen Dean has been...[read more]
Posted 11.02.14
Dr. Robbie Friedmann: Leadership and Partnership in Law Enforcement
This past week the IACP held its 121st annual conference in Orlando, Florida. With about 25,000 police leaders from all...[read more]
Posted 11.01.14
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
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Latest News

Police Chief: It takes action every day to build trust in the community
Posted on 25 November 2014

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – With the tensions between civilians and law enforcement in sharp focus in Ferguson, people have called for “community policing.” The term can take on different definitions to different people, but Madison Police Chief Larry Muncey says it is a philosophy they try to live by. Muncey says for him the philosophy of community policing […]

DOJ releases community policing resource guide
Posted on 23 November 2014

The US Department of Justice has released a resource guide all about strengthening community-police relations.

Labuan cops expand community policing to primary schools
Posted on 22 November 2014

LABUAN: Local police have expanded the community policing programme to primary schools. In this regard, 284 pupils and 20 teachers of SJK Chi Wen and SK Pekan 1 had the opportunity to interact with policemen at a one-day event on Thursday.

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