Building Solid Community-Police Relationships Through Community Policing Promising Practices From the Field

For decades, the argument has been made that one of the surest ways to build positive, lasting community-police relationships is through an organizational commitment to community policing.1 The IACP has a long history of building support for and developing successful community policing practices within law enforcement agencies and is a recognized leader in advocating for the implementation of community policing philosophies and practices.

The promising community policing programs described herein have been identified by the IACP in 2016 as models from which other agencies can draw ideas and lessons learned. These programs come from agencies of all sizes and types across the globe, illustrating the accessibility and adaptability of community policing as a tool for any agency.