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Community Policing

The Community Policing topic covers efforts by law enforcement agencies and officers to partner with other branches of local government as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as churches, non-profit community groups, private businesses, to reduce crime and increase the quality of life for law-abiding citizens.
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NJ department asks parents to stop using police as scare tactic

Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto says officers do not want children to be scared of police when they need help - Full Story

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Videos: Detroit cops break out dance moves at music fest

Officers in attendance used the festival as an opportunity for connecting with the community - Full Story

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Community policing at center of Cleveland reform plan

Community policing at center of Cleveland reform plan

Community policing, improved training and policies concerning the use of force are key elements in the 105-page agreement - Full Story

Videos

Slain Neb. officer on connecting with kids

A 2013 interview with Kerrie Orozco detailing her efforts to connect with kids in the community in order to steer them away from gang life. Orozco was tragically shot to death in May 2015 during the attempted arrest of a fugitive.

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Va. cop's home video goes viral

An officer is getting a lot of attention for a home video he hopes will help humanize police to the public.

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Obama to visit Camden to talk community police initiatives

Camden was recently one of eight places designated a "Promise Zone," which could open doors to get extra federal grants - Full Story

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Obama calls for healing of rifts between police, communities

Obama calls for healing of rifts between police, communities

Obama says the country can't protect police from every danger, but Americans can work harder to heal rifts with communities they serve - Full Story

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Wis. police protests stay peaceful

Wis. police protests stay peaceful

The approximately two dozen arrests so far have involved protesters blocking traffic - Full Story

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Disturbance call ends with Denver cop buying dinner for family

Disturbance call ends with Denver cop buying dinner for family

A Denver cop is getting high praise after going above and beyond the call of duty for a family - Full Story

Columns

RISE Award nominee: 'Cops and barbers' brings black community and law enforcement together Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

RISE Award nominee: 'Cops and barbers' brings black community and law enforcement together

The meeting helps teach the community how to respond to police contacts in different scenarios, and it gives law enforcement the opportunity to better understand the black community - Full Story



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