Re-emphasizing Community Policing as a Philosophy and Practice to Support Crime Solving, Crime Prevention and Homeleand Security

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Re-emphasizing Community Policing as a Philosophy and Practice to Support Crime Solving, Crime Prevention and Homeleand Security

Resolution

Adopted at the 119th Annual Conference

San Diego, CA
October 3, 2012

Crime Prevention and Homeland Security Re-emphasizing Community Policing as a Philosophy and Practice to Support Crime Solving, Crime Prevention and Homeland Security
Submitted by: Community Policing Committee
CPC.009.a12

WHEREAS, an objective of the Association shall be to advance the science and art of the delivery of police services; and

WHEREAS, the IACP maintains that it is imperative that law enforcement maintains the trust and support of the citizens as partners in the co-production of public safety; and

WHEREAS, every police agency is charged with the duty to assure the public sense of safety and security that, in turn, can enhance the quality of life of all its citizens, while helping to assure homeland security; and

WHEREAS, it is incumbent upon all police agencies to recognize and address the concerns of the communities they serve and the very essence of policing demands that practitioners of every rank strive to respond effectively to the needs of constituents at the operational level; and

WHEREAS, community policing provides a viable framework for the delivery of police service that focuses limited resources on issues specific to individual communities and the commitment to do the very best with the resources provided to identify and respond to threats, prevent crime and establish a safe cooperative environment; and

WHEREAS, police agencies will continue to emphasize the real value of operating in accordance with the philosophy and practice of the principles of community policing which include, but are not limited to, problem solving and the "force multiplication" that comes from partnership building and community trust building; and

WHEREAS, community policing establishes an organizational framework and an environment for individual development, job enrichment, and the realization of positive difference making for law enforcement practitioners at all levels; and

WHEREAS, the IACP, realizing the value of partnership, pledges to continue and enhance its working relationships with the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other agencies in the free world that pledge to work to enhance the safety, security and quality of life for all citizens worldwide; and

WHEREAS, the IACP, through its Community Policing Committee and other standing committees, will continue to encourage, educate and reward police agencies and their communities in and for the actual best practices of the community policing philosophy; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), duly assembled at its 119th annual conference in San Diego, California, hereby encourages every police executive to embrace community policing and its philosophy for the creation of initiatives, operational strategies and methodologies for the delivery of police services to the communities they serve.

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