Community-Police Relations
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History shows that many great ideas, discoveries, or breakthroughs began with a question. Therefore, it seems reasonable to begin this discussion with one: Who is responsible for community safety, sec...
Community-Police Relations
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In 2011, Hawthorne, California, Police Chief Robert Fager realized that his officers needed a more personal and engaging way to communicate with the residents in the city. Tired of the traditional Q &...
Community-Police Relations
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Earlier this year, the IACP sent out a call to our members and readers for photographs featuring their officers actively engaging with the community members they serve every day. The inaugural Police ...
Mental Health
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Over the last decade, there has been a growing issue for law enforcement—an increase in the number of contacts between individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and police officers with insuff...
President's Message
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Public trust is the cornerstone of policing, the thread that is woven into every aspect of policing—from combating terrorism, cybercrime, human trafficking, domestic violence, and drug abuse, to the...
Community-Police Relations
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The effectiveness of a law enforcement agency and its officers depends enormously on the relationship the agency has forged with the community it serves. Community-police relationships, like all relat...
Community-Police Relations
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One of U.S. painter Norman Rockwell’s most famous works is entitled The Runaway. This painting depicts a young boy at a restaurant counter, presumably in a small town in the United States. He is sit...
Community-Police Relations
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Police departments worldwide are facing the challenge of building community trust in an environment of controversial shootings and political polarization. In particular, some community members believe...
Community-Police Relations
Officer having a friendly conversation with a civilian woman.
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Homelessness. Mental illness. Substance use disorders. Law enforcement officers are routinely responding to calls in the community related to these three issues, and they are expected to have instant ...
Community-Police Relations
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The phrase “building trust” has been the focus of many meetings, conversations, and academic publications on the topic of community policing and engagement with respect to procedural justice. It ...