Category Archives: Community-Police Relations

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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Neighborhood Specific Crime Prevention through Community Engagement, Crime Data, and Police Services

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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TAG – You’re It!

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

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True Community Representation: The Albany Community Policing Advisory Committee

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: promoting a guardianship mentality by policing from within, developing methods of communication and outreach between … Continue reading

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Abington CARES About Youth

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

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Engaging with the Community through Friday Night Lights and More

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

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Engaging Families for Recruitment and Retention

The lifestyle and culture of law enforcement affects more than just the officers.  Spouses, partners, parents, children, and companions of law enforcement officers play an integral role in an officer’s health and wellness. The IACP’s Law Enforcement Families blog series … Continue reading

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Downtown Engagement Project: Prevention through Education and Engagement

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

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SDHP Making a Difference in the Community

The state of South Dakota covers 77,184 square miles and is patrolled by 189 sworn personnel in the South Dakota Highway Patrol (SDHP). In addition to patrolling the highways, the SDHP has two SWAT teams, a Police Services dog unit, … Continue reading

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