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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May 22, 2015

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.
May 22, 2015

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.
May 06, 2015

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.

May 01, 2015

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.
April 02, 2015

Tesla teams up with Calif. PD for April Fools' prank

Car company Tesla and the Palo Alto Police Department poked fun at parking tickets in a video posted on April Fools’ Day.
March 25, 2015

Controversial Calif. chief on community policing

Richmond (Calif.) Police Chief Chris Magnus, who drew controversy last year after standing with protesters holding a sign with the hashtag "BlackLivesMatter," gives his take on community policing in these tension-filled times.
March 25, 2015

Cultural diversity: Why officers should be communicative on the job

The general public wants four things from police officers, but what happens when these things contradict what officers want? Officer Nancy Fatura talks about community relations and how to build a rapport with the public while keeping your safety in mind.
March 23, 2015

Ky. cop helps woman finish 10K run

Lt. Aubrey Gregory encouraged runner Asia Ford to complete the 10K after she began to stall around the fourth mile.
March 19, 2015

Mo. cops lead St. Patrick's Day flash mob

The idea for the dance came from and was organized by three KCPD officers.



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