Category Archives: Community-Police Relations

The Importance of the Right Person in the Right Place

The Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers recommendations for working in partnership with community stakeholders to increase public safety. Highlights include: engaging in multidisciplinary community team approaches, considering public trust when implementing strategies, and embracing a guardian mindset. The Lowell, … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Drugs & Alcohol, Partnerships, Victim Services, Youth

Enhancing Public Safety by Being a Good Neighbor

The 21st Century Policing Report offers several recommendations for collaborating with the community to build relationships of trust between law enforcement officers and the community, including forming collaborative, multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary partnerships to produce meaningful public safety results. The Gun Lake Department … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Partnerships, Technology, Uncategorized

Engaging Faith Leaders to Build Community Trust

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 outreach programs to improve relations with the community, knowing and understanding various cultures and … Continue reading

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Statement by the International Association of Chiefs of Police on United States Immigration Enforcement Policy and Sanctions

Immigration enforcement is a complex and challenging issue for communities and their law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. State and local law enforcement agencies are steadfast in their commitment to removing from their communities dangerous criminals and others who … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Community-Police Relations, Criminal Justice Reform, National Security, Policy, Press Release

Simple Steps to Enhance Police Interactions with Community

Guest Blogger: Fabienne Brooks, Chief (retired), King County Sheriff’s Office and Co-Director/ Consultant Law Enforcement Programs, NCBI; IACP Associate Member In this era, it is more critical than ever to enhance positive police interactions with community members.  Done well, these … Continue reading

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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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