December 2017


Guest Editors: Jacqueline Ehrlich and Ana Gamez

The definition of a “healthy community” is somewhat nebulous, but it is generally accepted that healthy communities are low in crime and disorder and are home to community members who feel safe, who are engaged, and who work together to improve the quality of life for the whole community. Social health issues such as a dearth of mental health resources, homelessness, drug use, and inequality can all have damaging effects on the health of a community, and law enforcement has a responsibility to work with the community to find solutions.

Cover image courtesy of Indio Police Department, California.