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 2017 Award Submission Period

Call For Entries: 

Since 1998, the IACP’s Community Policing Committee has recognized outstanding community policing initiatives undertaken by law enforcement agencies worldwide through the annual IACP/CISCO Leadership in Community Policing Award, sponsored by Cisco Systems. 

The award identifies and rewards best practices in community policing by recognizing police organizations that use the power of collaboration and partnerships to make local, national, and global communities safer from crime and terrorism. 

The winners and finalists provide a model for improved police services on issues that are specific to individual communities but are valuable for all communities around the world.

Submission Deadline: Midnight EST, June 23, 2017

Participating Departments & Citizens

Featured Blogs

Ronal: 2017 IACP - Cisco Community Policing Awards
It is that time of year again to highlight the accomplishments and innovations of police departments throughout the world that...[read more]
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Kacey: Mountain View Police Captain recognized for digital community engagement
I live in Mountain View and am especially proud to see this recognition.   As we think about best practices for...[read more]
Posted 04.07.17
Kacey: Community Policing and Basketball? Help spread the word for this important initiative
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Kacey: 2017 Community Policing Award Committee Kickoff Call Today
It was great to kickoff the 2017 Community Policing Award with the Committee today!  Cisco is proud to sponsor best...[read more]
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Community policing is the way to make New Orleans safer: Opinion - NOLA.com
Posted on August 16, 2017

NOLA.com Community policing is the way to make New Orleans safer: Opinion NOLA.com Around the United States and in many other places throughout the world, community policing is the ... read more

United Way withdraws community policing forum proposal - Columbia Missourian
Posted on August 15, 2017

United Way withdraws community policing forum proposal Columbia Missourian At the council meeting, Fourth Ward Councilman Ian Thomas and Second Ward Councilman Michael Trapp presented a proposal to contract ... read more

NAACP to hold meeting on community policing | Local ... - Columbia Missourian
Posted on August 15, 2017

NAACP to hold meeting on community policing | Local ... Columbia Missourian The meeting will address issues including racial profiling, violence, economic opportunity and mental health. and more » read more

Mayor's Corner: Hamden Expanding Community Policing & Outreach Efforts - Patch.com
Posted on August 16, 2017

Patch.com Mayor's Corner: Hamden Expanding Community Policing & Outreach Efforts Patch.com I want to focus on how Hamden has successfully implemented a significantly enhanced community policing and outreach effort ... read more

Recipe to rebuild Chicago's moribund community policing program ... - Chicago Sun-Times
Posted on August 10, 2017

Chicago Sun-Times Recipe to rebuild Chicago's moribund community policing program ... Chicago Sun-Times That's the bottom line from an advisory committee created by Police Supt. Eddie Johnson to devise ... read more

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