IACP/Cisco Leadership in Community Policing Award

Since 1998, the IACP’s Community Policing Committee has recognized outstanding community policing initiatives undertaken by law enforcement agencies worldwide through the annual IACP Leadership in Community Policing Award, sponsored by Cisco Systems.

The award identifies and rewards best practices in community policing by recognizing police organizations that use the power of collaboration and partnerships to make local, national, and global communities safer from crime and terrorism.

The winners and finalists provide a model for improved police services on issues that are specific to individual communities but are valuable for all communities around the world.

The IACP/Cisco Leadership in Community Policing Award is presented in five categories for law enforcement agencies that serve populations of varying sizes and university and college police. Additionally, agencies that use community-policing philosophies in the furtherance of homeland security initiatives are eligible for special homeland security recognition. Agencies that use the best of technology to support community-policing philosophies and principles are eligible for Best Use of Technology in Support of Community Policing Initiatives. The seven categories are:

  • Agencies Serving a Population Fewer than 20,000
  • Agencies Serving a Population 20,001 to 50,000
  • Agencies Serving a Population 50,001 to 100,000
  • Agencies Serving a Population 100,001 to 250,000
  • Agencies Serving a Population Over 250,000
  • Special Homeland Security Recognition
  • Best Use of Technology in Support of Community Policing Initiatives Special Recognition


The award recipient, will be invited to attend the IACP Annual Conference where the individual will be honored during IACP's Annual Banquet. Travel expenses (airfare up to $500) to the Annual Conference, the cost of one registration, and three nights' stay at a designated hotel are provided to the award recipient.

Deadline Date: CLOSED 

Application: http://iacpcommunitypolicing.org

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Archive of past IACP/Cisco Leadership in Community Policing Award winners.

For further information, contact awards@theiacp.org