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.
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
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Crime reduction starts with building relationships in neighborhoods, Lakeland Police Chief Larry Giddens said as he made the case Thursday for more resources to implement community policing strategies.
Community Policing officers are working with the county Planning Department to protect the public from illegal rave parties. As a result of this partnership, the Planning Department issued a $5,000 fine to a property owner in connection with a rave party in Hawaiian Acres last year, according to the Hawaii Police Department.