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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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

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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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With Honor and Respect to Law Enforcement Officers Who Have Given Everything

The names of more than 20,000 United States law enforcement officers are carved into the walls of The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. This year, 273 names will be added.

In 1962, President Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.

National Police Week draws thousands of survivors, family members and supporters annually to mourn those who lost their lives upholding the Thin Blue Line. As we remember those who have given everything — the utmost symbol of heroism, selflessness and honor — we commit ourselves to life and will do everything to protect those who defend it.

Enough.

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Homicide rates drop as Calif. chief builds bond with community

This minority-majority city has recorded its lowest homicide rate in 33 years, and officer-involved shootings are now rare - Full Story

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Mich. police play football with local kids

A group of on-duty officers in Muskegon played an impromptu game of football with some local children and let them check out the inside of a police cruiser.

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Texas cop drives 11 hours to be 'Superman' for Ill. boy with cancer

Texas cop drives 11 hours to be 'Superman' for Ill. boy with cancer

Senior Cpl. Damon Cole was touched by the boy's story, and decided to do something to help the boy and his family - Full Story

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How to boost engagement on your agency's Facebook page Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

How to boost engagement on your agency's Facebook page

If you're not engaging your community, maybe it's time to take a step back and re-strategize - Full Story

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Photo: Wash. cop shares lunch with homeless man

After asking the man if he was hungry, the deputy sat down, gave the man some of his lunch and ate with him - Full Story



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