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

Deadline Extended

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 22, 2014

Participating Departments & Citizens

Featured Blogs

Madison City Police Department: The Death of Community Policing
Community Policing The use of community policing in the context of Ferguson demonstrated what is wrong when the community policing concept...[read more]
Posted 10.17.14
Morgan: Sex Offender By State and Rank
Over at my blog on SafeLife, I posted an entry on some analysis I did nationwide of registered sex offenders....[read more]
Posted 10.11.14
IACP: What community policing is NOT and what it is
A recent article (“Turning Americans into Snitches for the Police State: ‘See Something, Say Something’ and Community Policing” by John...[read more]
Posted 10.10.14
Todd A. Miller: 2014 IACP and Cisco Community Policing Award Winners
I would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists for the 2014 IACP and Cisco Community Policing Awards as...[read more]
Posted 10.07.14
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Latest News

Chilliwack RCMP arrest male for attending school ground, breaching conditions
Posted on 24 October 2014

Chilliwack Community Policing officers investigated an incident at a local school that led to an arrest Wednesday. Gregory Bush, 26, was arrested on outstanding warrants after he had been seen at the Chilliwack school, and RCMP were informed that a suspicious male had been seen at the location.

Salisbury Police Address Community Policing At Roundtable
Posted on 23 October 2014

SALISBURY, Md. - From the tensions in Ferguson, Missouri to the ongoing litigation in Salisbury, Maryland, it's clear there is a need for transparency between police and the public.

Leesburg Police Department receives IACP Community Policing Award
Posted on 15 October 2014

The Leesburg Police Department was awarded the 2014 Community Policing Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Cisco Systems.

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