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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February 19, 2015

Fla. cops save autistic boy's birthday after no one shows up

Police and firefighters in Florida reached out to a boy and his mother after a post on social media caught the attention of the local community.
February 04, 2015

Ky. cop buys baby formula for shoplifter's child

Officer was dispatched to a shoplifting complaint and found out that the suspect had been caught stealing baby formula.
January 21, 2015

Calif. police start body camera program to build trust

Of 100 new cameras, 50 were put on officers Tuesday and another 50 officers will receive them in February.
January 12, 2015

Little Rock police do the Cha Cha Slide

The officers of Little Rock PD showed off their dancing skills during Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, dancing to the Cha Cha Slide.
January 08, 2015

Activist critical of police undergoes use of force scenarios

Reverend Jarrett Maupin, a civil rights activist, had a quick change of heart after undergoing three different shoot-don't-shoot scenarios.
December 18, 2014

Utah dispatchers give gift of music to disabled caller

In less than a week, someone had made more than 4,000 calls to 911. At one point, emergency dispatcher Kari Bueno was receiving three to four calls a minute
December 11, 2014

Mich. cops stop motorists for surprise gifts

Lowell police pulled several motorists over and surprised them with Christmas gifts in a video gone viral.
December 10, 2014

Ala. cop buys food for shoplifter trying to feed kids

An Alabama officer is receiving high praise after an act of kindness caught on camera.
December 10, 2014

TEDx Talk: The most dangerous weapon in law enforcement

Can simply choosing better words be the solution to building relationships between law enforcement officers and those within their communities or will it require an entirely new system of development? 25-year law enforcement veteran Brian Willis breaks it down in this TEDx Talk.

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