Recent News Highlights Importance of Community Policing to Counter Violent Extremism and Information Sharing

Recent news stories highlight the continued threats posed by domestic and international violent extremists to communities nationwide. These threats, including the radicalizing effect that international incidents and conflicts have on individuals in our communities, demonstrate the importance of the role of community policing in countering violent extremism (CVE) and sharing information across law enforcement.

To provide law enforcement with information about these topics, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)—in cooperation with U.S. Department of Justice offices including the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and, other partners—developed awareness briefs, publications, training, Police Chief Magazine articles, and other resources. These deliverables provide an overview of violent extremism of all types, how violent extremists use the Internet and social media sites, and promising practices and case studies highlighting how law enforcement can utilize community policing principles to counter violent extremism.

All of these deliverables enhance the ability of state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement to counter violent extremism and contribute to homeland security, by enhancing hometown security.  For more CVE information and additional resources, visit the IACP CVE webpage. For more information sharing resources, visit the IACP Information Sharing webpage.

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