Community policing is a proactive rather than reactive approach to police department operation that promotes the systematic use of partnerships with individuals and organizations outside of the police department using more personal and direct interaction with the community to solve problems and address the conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder and fear.
About Community Policing Programs
- Community Policing Defined - U.S. Department of Justice, COPS. COPS is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that advances the practice of community policing in America's state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.
- Community Policing Defined - This publication provides a detailed description of the elements and sub-elements that fall under the community policing philosophy, 04/2009
- Using the Community Policing Model for Approaching Terrorist Threats and Domestic Preparedness, by Stephen A. Morreale
- Community Policing Is Homeland Security, by Drew Diamond, Deputy Director, Police Executive Research Forum and Bonnie Bucqueroux
- Community Policing Beyond the Big Cities, National Institute of Justice Research for Policy, 11/2004
- Neighborhood-Oriented Policing in Rural Communities: A Program Planning Guide, National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Bureau of Justice Assistance, NCJ 143709, 8/1994
- Understanding Community Policing: A Framework for Action, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 08/1994
Washington Local Government Community Policing Programs
Last Modified: January 08, 2016