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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Tenn. police reach out to kids to prevent violence

By Jacqueline Koch Chattanooga Times Free PressCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Whenever time allows, Lt. Corliss... - Full Story


L.A. County Sheriff's Department completes annual "Gifts for Guns" program

Related article: Calif. residents turn in guns for $50, no questions asked Los Angeles County Sheriff... - Full Story


Orange County sheriff's department gets few complaints from the public

By Stuart Pfeifer Los Angeles TimesORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — Either Orange County sheriff's deputies... - Full Story


Creative cop hangs nicknames on robbers

By Ann Fisher Columbus DispatchCOLUMBUS, Ohio — A few weeks ago, FBI Special Agent Harry Trombitas... - Full Story


Philly police department honors heroes

By Vernon Clark Philadelphia InquirerPHILADELPHIA — It was during a violent confrontation with... - Full Story


Ohio authorities question whether city can stay safe with fewer officers

By Elizabeth Gibson The Columbus DispatchCOLUMBUS, Ohio — As the city's budget crunch squeezes... - Full Story


Calif. police pulling officers from school campuses

Related articles: Sacramento PD makes drastic budget cuts N.Y. drops cop class to cut spendingBy Nanette... - Full Story


N.M. deputies anticipate annual 'Shop with a Cop' event

By Kevin Buey Deming HeadlightLUNA COUNTY, N.M. — A Luna County Sheriff's deputy who's been with... - Full Story


LAPD plan to cut patrols has residents worried

By Richard Winton and Martha Groves Los Angeles TimesLOS ANGELES — A plan to slash the number of... - Full Story


For police, a new crime-fighting tool: Facebook

(AP Photo)By Liz Stoever Northern StarSYCAMORE, Ill. — Facebook and MySpace aren't just for connecting... - Full Story

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