Category Archives: Community-Police Relations

Moving Forward by Acknowledging the Past

On September 8th, 1940, the local LaGrange, GA, newspaper ran a story on the last page about Austin Callaway’s death and the incidents that led to his death. Seventy-six years later, Callaway’s story is on the front page of multiple … Continue reading

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Developing Positive Community-Police Relationships Step by Step

The Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers recommendations for building relationships of trust between law enforcement officers and the community. Highlights include: initiating positive nonenforcement activities, creating opportunities for officers to regularly interact with neighborhood residents, and scheduling regular forums … Continue reading

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Reducing Crime and Disorder through Collaborative Community Engagement

The Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers recommendations for building trust and creating opportunities for working with the community to increase public safety. Highlights include: developing and adopting policies and strategies that reinforce the importance of community engagement in managing … Continue reading

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A Walk Through History Towards a Safer Future

The 21st Century Policing Task Force Report offers several recommendations for building enhanced relationships between law enforcement officers and the community that they serve, including acknowledging the role of policing in past and present injustices. One of the recommendations notes … Continue reading

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Continued Commitment to Effectiveness

Guest Blogger: Chief Keith Humphrey, Norman, Oklahoma, Police Department There have been many significant changes in the policing field since the 1970s. Training topics have expanded, there is more effort to diversify the force to reflect the community, and there … Continue reading

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One Mind Campaign: Improving Police Response to Persons Affected by Mental Illness

Pledge your support for the One Mind Campaign, designed to improve police response to persons affected by mental illness. The IACP has been working to address police response to persons affected by mental illness for the past several years. In 2010, … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Partnerships, Policy

Statement from IACP President Donald W. De Lucca on Recent Line of Duty Deaths

The month of November has been filled with tragedy for the law enforcement community in the United States. This past Sunday, we experienced yet another line of duty death, bringing this month’s count to ten fatalities. Nine of those ten … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Community-Police Relations, Officer Safety & Wellness

New Publication Features Community Policing in Indian Country

November is National Native American Heritage Month, a time set aside for recognition of the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States. This November, IACP and the COPS Office are pleased to … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Indigenous Populations, Sections

Youth Engagement and Intervention: Good Deeds and Everything In-Between

The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers several recommendations and action items for building trust and creating opportunities for positive interactions between youth and law enforcement. Highlights of the recommendations include: engaging youth through problem solving, community action programs; … Continue reading

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Operation Hot Spot: Connecting the Community with Crime Prevention

Guest Blogger Officer Joseph Philippon, Lewiston, Maine, Police Department A crucial part of community policing is understanding that every community is different and that the best response varies. The Lewiston Police Department embraced that concept by developing Operation Hot Spot. … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Partnerships