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

IACP: Submission To President's Task Force On 21st Century Policing
Recently, IACP was invited to submit written testimony for the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. With the short...[read more]
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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]
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Trenton public meeting on community policing initiatives canceled because of storm forecast
Posted on 25 January 2015

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LPD Chief Says Cooperation Crucial
Posted on 22 January 2015

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.

Big Island police: Rave parties are illegal
Posted on 22 January 2015

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.

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