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

José: Community Policing - International Partnership
Firstly, I'd like to congratulate the IACP Community Policing members for this amazing website and for all effort to promote,...[read more]
Posted 09.20.14
Todd A. Miller: IACP Community Policing Committee Membership
As Chair of the IACP Community Policing Committee, it is my job, along with our VP of Oversight, to recommend...[read more]
Posted 06.25.14
Sandwich Police Department: What we've been up to.
While I have not written anything in quite a while. I do regularly read the posts and de iscussions from...[read more]
Posted 06.20.14
Steve : International Community Policing
I was fortunate enough to recently attend some police leadership training in Northern Ireland and Scotland with a group of...[read more]
Posted 06.02.14
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Latest News

North Las Vegas adds cops through federal grant
Posted on 30 September 2014

Cash-strapped North Las Vegas will be able to hire 13 additional police officers thanks to a $1.6 million Justice Department grant announced Tuesday.

LCPD's community policing unit to expand
Posted on 30 September 2014

The Lake Charles Police Department's community policing unit will get a few more officers thanks to a federal grant.

Local cities awarded grants to hire more police officers
Posted on 30 September 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded seven cities and agencies a total of $124 million in grants to create, protect, and add new law enforcement positions. The money is coming from the Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

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