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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Police Chiefs Hold Round Table To Kick Around Ideas On Community Policing - CBS Local
Posted on August 23, 2016

CBS Local Police Chiefs Hold Round Table To Kick Around Ideas On Community Policing CBS Local PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Community activists, members of the clergy and police chiefs representing ... read more

'Keep It 100' Community Policing Event To Be Held This Weekend - TVTV
Posted on August 24, 2016

'Keep It 100' Community Policing Event To Be Held This Weekend TVTV Lilly of the Valley Church is hosting a "Keep it 100" Community Policing event this Saturday. The ... read more

Upper Manhattan Precinct Among First to Deploy NYPD's New Community Policing Program - NY1
Posted on August 22, 2016

NY1 Upper Manhattan Precinct Among First to Deploy NYPD's New Community Policing Program NY1 The Neighborhood Coordination Officer program has been around for a little more than a year. ... 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

Georgia Tech News Center GTPD Innovates to Bring Community Policing into the Digital Age Georgia Tech News Center Among his very forward thinking principles, though, was this foundational concept ... read more

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