Community Policing

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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September 09, 2015

Fla. police review board will try to walk thin line between critics and officers

The board will be made up of 11 volunteer civilians appointed by the mayor and city council - Full Story
September 09, 2015
Video: Woman stops by Colo. police station to hug officers

Video: Woman stops by Colo. police station to hug officers

The woman told police she was upset about the deaths of law enforcement members nationwide - Full Story
September 07, 2015

Plainclothes cops keep eye out for NY Times Square hustlers

The mixing of numerous people makes Times Square 'one of the most complex environments in the world' for officers - Full Story
September 05, 2015

Obama official: Calif. police department sets good example

The executive director of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing said Oakland policing is one to emulate - Full Story
September 04, 2015

Cleveland union president cites ‘Ferguson effect’ as cause for crime trends

While violent crime is up in Cleveland, fewer criminal cases are appearing in court - Full Story
September 01, 2015

Calif. businesses teaming up with police on alcohol problem

The operations includes targeting businesses that overserve alcohol to patrons and people underage - Full Story
August 29, 2015

Minor charges spurs resentment in Baltimore

Some complain that 'clearing the corner' continues to harm residents and has contributed to a distrust of police - Full Story
August 28, 2015

The Up-Beat: Cops breakdance, party-plan, chauffeur

Check out this week's round-up of inspiring stories from around the country - Full Story
August 28, 2015

Judge overseeing Seattle police reforms asks for accountability 'framework'

Key players were asked to submit their ideas for a comprehensive approach to establishing accountability systems - Full Story
August 28, 2015

Conn. police 'adopt' schools to foster good relations with students, families

Throughout the school year, officers will visit each school at least a few times a week to mingle with students - Full Story

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Community Policing Columnists

Securing the Homeland Securing the Homeland
with Lt. Raymond E. Foster (ret.)
Neighborhood Relations Neighborhood Relations
with Booker Hodges