Bulletin Reports

Community Policing

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) has released Community Policing: Looking to Tomorrow, which summarizes a series of roundtable discussions held across the country where police chiefs, sheriffs, and other leaders shared their views on community policing. The voices of the law enforcement leaders heard in this report are varied and reflect a broad policing experience, but what they have in common is a continuing interest in delivering the best quality police service to the communities they serve. Section I presents the roundtable participants’ views about what community policing looks like today and the challenges it faces and summarizes their predictions about how community policing may evolve in the future. Section II provides suggestions about how police departments and city leaders can work together to enhance their community policing efforts and continue to strive to take community policing to the next level. Readers may access the report (NCJ 227424) at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service’s website, http://www.ncjrs.gov