The Role of Community Policing in Homeland Security and Preventing Radicalization to Violence (CVE) project goal is to increase the capacity of local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies to effectively counter extremist ideologies by educating communities about the use of the Internet and social media to promote radicalization to violence. The project focuses on using community policing strategies and partnering with community members to develop problem-solving approaches to identify, prevent, and counter extremist websites and narratives intended to radicalize people in disengaged communities. In addition, the project will provide law enforcement agencies with resources that highlight how the Internet and different social media sites are being used by violent extremists and a leading practices guide that will overview how law enforcement agencies have successfully implemented such programs in their communities and will disseminate that knowledge to keep communities engaged and aware of the role they play in countering violent extremism.

This page will serve as a clearinghouse of resources for law enforcement agencies related to countering radicalization to violence and the use of community policing strategies to do so. 


Awareness Briefs 

Facebook and Violent Extremism Awareness Brief

Homegrown Violent Extremism Awareness Brief

Online Radicalization to Violent Extremism Awareness Brief

YouTube and Violent Extremism Awareness Brief


IACP Brief - Countering Violent Extremism


Countering Violent Extremism Discussion on IACP TV

IACP Committee on Terrorism Resources:

The IACP Committee on Terrorism has released resources to assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in developing strategies to provide an overview about radicalization, to reach out and engage their communities, and highlights different types of terrorists including foreign fighters and lone wolves.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the IACP, has launched a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and Active Shooter (AS) Training Resource web portal on the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). The purpose is to provide federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and correctional law enforcement with the most current CVE training materials, case studies, analytic products, and other resources. The materials on the portal are restricted for law enforcement training use only and will contain unclassified/FOUO/LES information. To request access to the Joint CVE Portal, click on the image below, that will open your default email provider. In the subject line, write “CVE-AS Portal Request.” In the body of the email, please provide your full name, place of employment, job title, work email address, work phone number, and a short description of how your job relates to CVE and/or AS.

To request access to the Joint CVE Portal, click this link that will open your default email provider. In the subject line, write Request for access to Joint CVE Portal. In the body of the email, please provide your full name, email address, business phone, and organization/agency.

Sarah Horn
800-843-4227 x 215

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