Category Archives: Community-Police Relations

Why Sharing Data Matters to Your Agency and Community

Like many law enforcement agencies, the Ferndale, Michigan, Police Department (FPD) experienced a learning curve when it came to publishing open data. Open data is a term for any form of data that can be downloaded and manipulated by members … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Technology

10 Steps to Building Your Department’s Spouse Support Group

Guest Blogger: Kirsten Knorr, co-founder of Huntington Beach (CA) Police Department Support for Officer’s Spouses (S.O.S.) group. As a spouse of a law enforcement officer, you constantly worry about their safety and if they are going to be home after their … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Officer Safety & Wellness

Addressing Officer Safety through Increased Community Understanding

Officer and community safety depends on trusting relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. These building blocks of mutual trust and respect form a crucial foundation for healthy and safe communities. Having respect and trust prior to a … Continue reading

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U.S. Attorney General Sessions Announces Launch of New Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the launch of the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) during the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Division Midyear Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The CRI-TAC brings together a coalition of the … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Community-Police Relations, IACP, Partnerships, Press Release

IACP Awarded Monumental Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice

Today, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) received a $7 million award from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), U.S. Department of Justice’s Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance. This monumental funding opportunity will enable … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Community-Police Relations, IACP, Partnerships, Press Release

Five Ways to Support Those Who Support Law Enforcement

At the 2017 IACP Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, the IACP Institute for Community and Police Relations convened a group of law enforcement officers and family members to discuss the support role family members play in the lives of law … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Officer Safety & Wellness

No Girl Lost

The Task Force on 21st Century Policing provides recommendations for rebuilding trust and including community stakeholders to promote a safer community for all. Some highlights include: connecting with youth in order to develop trust, and building legitimacy. Guest Blogger: Officer Amber … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Providing Important Services to Key Populations

The Task Force on 21st Century Policing provides recommendations for rebuilding trust and including community stakeholders to promote a safer community for all. Some highlights include: community-wide collaboration, cross-discipline education, and creating a culture of trust and transparency. The Kewaunee County, … Continue reading

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Reducing Crime Through Community Engagement and Partnerships

Guest Blogger Sergeant Eric Echevarria, Elgin, Illinois, Police Department No single factor has been more crucial to reducing crime levels than the partnership between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.  In order for law enforcement to be truly … Continue reading

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Houston Police Department Teams Up to Effectively Serve Individuals Suffering from Mental Illnesses

This blog post is part of a series highlighting best practices in community policing by police departments throughout the U.S. as part of IACP’s Community Policing: The Next Generation and Task Force on 21st Century Policing projects. The projects showcase … Continue reading

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