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What is Community Policing?spacer

Community policing is a policing philosophy that promotes and supports organizational strategies to address the causes and reduce the fear of crime and social disorder through problem solving tactics and community police partnerships. Community policing efforts are built around several key principles, namely:

  • Community Involvement in Establishing and Pursuing the Policing Agenda
  • Decentralization of Police Services
  • Innovative Problem Solving Approaches
  • Partnerships with the Community and other Governmental Agencies
  • Prevention and Early Intervention