|Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
Provides resources for community groups and citizens interested in partnering with local law enforcement to promote public safety. Includes an introduction to the community policing philosophy, best practices, and case studies of successful partnerships, grant and funding information, and additional resources.
Practical guidance for law enforcement agencies on how to develop and sustain partnerships that support community policing. Designed to help law enforcement personnel, community-based organizations, educators, youth, and government officials.
Working with Private Security Firms
Synthesizes the key trends, challenges, benefits, and forms of partnership between law enforcement and private security companies. You can view either the full report, "Operation Partnership: Trends and Practices in Law Enforcement and Private Security Collaboration," or the Executive Summary. Both were produced by the Law Enforcement-Private Security Consortium with COPS support.
Reviews the impact of crime against business and the roles businesses play in contributing to crime. Presents different types of business-police partnerships, some known to be effective and others still being tested.
Examines how police can persuade private citizens, business, or other government agencies to respond to common crime and disorder problems.
MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) have joined forces to recognize and strengthen innovative partnerships between community groups and police to promote neighborhood safety and revitalization. Describes program of annual awards for exemplary police-community joint projects.