Many agencies have been doing great work around community-police relations for decades while others are renewing their focus and redoubling their commitment. This section highlights the positive momentum of leading agencies across the U.S. and around the world. Please share your agency's efforts by emailing news stories and guest blog submissions to ICPR@theiacp.org.
Shakopee, Minnesota is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States; the Shakopee Police Department is using creative methods of community policing to curb a rise in crime- specifically graffiti.
The Seattle, Washington, Police Department set out to rebuild public trust and to do so the Micro Community Policing Plans were born. Tailor made community policing plans for specific areas within the city of Seattle has allowed for effective problem solving.
The Houston Police Department’s Mental Health Division created the Chronic Consumer Stabilization Initiative to reduce the number of interaction between individuals diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness and the police department as well as link and coordinate individuals with treatment and other social services. The initiative is a partnership of the Houston Police Department, the Houston Health Department, and the Mental Health Retardation Authority of Harris County.
The Elgin, Illinois, Police Department (EPD) was chosen as a Motorola Solutions Foundation demonstration site for its successful efforts to creatively change the mentality of traditional policing and reenergize its community engagement efforts. The Resident Officer Program of Elgin, through which four Elgin officers reside in particular communities, is one example of EPD’s innovative community-oriented policing work.
Identifying the needs of local populations Kewaunee County is providing services to victims of violence and abuse as well as the immigrant community. Services which have changed the lives of numerous citizens.
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