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

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Ronal: 2017 IACP - Cisco Community Policing Awards
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Kacey: Mountain View Police Captain recognized for digital community engagement
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Kacey: 2017 Community Policing Award Committee Kickoff Call Today
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Posted on August 21, 2017

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Council to consider next step on community policing input - Columbia Daily Tribune
Posted on August 20, 2017

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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

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 Residents and the police officers assigned to serve and protect them must come together to ... 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

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