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Success Stories

Lakewood, Ohio, Neighborhood Patrol Officer Program

The Neighborhood Patrol Officer (NPO) program is the Lakewood Police Department’s approach to community policing.  Officers assigned to each ward of the city interact daily with... Read More

Racine, Wisconsin, Community Oriented Policing Houses

                              Nearly 20 years ago, the Racine Police Department embraced community policing and changed how their department delivered police services to the community they... Read More

Hawthorne, California, Coffee with a Cop

                              The Hawthorne Police Department wanted to figure out a better way of communicating with the people they serve, and what's better than enjoying a nice cup of c... Read More

Miami, Florida, Do The Right Thing

The Miami Police Department’s “Do The Right Thing” (DTRT) program promotes a simple concept of rewarding children for “doing the right thing”, and has served as a maj... Read More

Evanston, Illinois, Safer Neighborhood Area Project

                              In 2010, the Evanston Police Department was awarded the IACP’s Community Policing award for agencies serving a population of 50,001-100,000. In Evanston, the 1900 block of ... Read More

Macon, Georgia, Downtown Bike Patrol

The Macon Police Bike Patrol office decided to relocate their duties to the City’s downtown area which is a high-traffic and high-pedestrian area. They wanted to adva... Read More

Salem, Massachusetts, Community Policing During Special Events

                              Salem, Massachusetts is known as “Witch City,” and is inextricably linked to Halloween, which has become a month-long celebration in the town. The Operations ... Read More

Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, Volunteer Unit

                              Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) serves a population of 785,000 with a... Read More

Delray Beach, Florida, Police Department

In the 1990s, Delray Beach, Florida experienced an influx in Haitian immigrants and with it a new subculture. Dominating this subculture were criminal elements feedin... Read More

Washington, D.C., Community Policing Philosophy

The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. restructured their philosophy in order to increase their effectiveness. This included taking a look at what com... Read More

Chicago, Illinois, CeaseFire Program


CeaseFire Chicago recruits and trains a new cadre of workers called "violence interrupters." A former gang leader, now a supervisor for the program, decided to be "par... Read More

Columbia, Missouri, Customer Service-Oriented Policing


Columbia, Missouri, is a college town with a vibrant community, a large student population, and a thriving downtown business district. Police Chief Ken Burton heads up... Read More

Des Plaines, Illinois, Senior Citizen Academy


Des Plaines, Illinois, is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 58,000 people. The senior citizen population is larger than that of school-age children. Senior citi... Read More

Waterbury, Connecticut, Balancing Proactive and Reactive Policing



The Waterbury, Connecticut, Police Department attempts to change the stereotype of how police officers are generally viewed by the public. Some of the communit... Read More

Richmond, Virginia, Crime Sweep


Richmond Crime Sweep is a partnership of law enforcement agencies that was formed to improve the quality of life for residents by targeting the most violent neighborho... Read More

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