Introduction to Community Policing

Course Overview

This training focuses on community policing — a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies which support the use of partnerships and problem-solving solutions to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.

Community policing broadens the nature and number of police functions compared with traditional policing. It emphasizes organizational transformation that supports community policing, proactive collaboration, problem solving, and external partnerships to address the issues that concern both the police and community members. Community policing shifts the focus of policing by placing equal emphasis on crime control, order maintenance and service. It requires the police to work with community members and other governments and community agencies in initiatives to increase the overall quality of life.

This course is available on a fee for service basis, and the length of the course can be adapted to agency request.