Since the early 1980s, the principles of community policing have been a driving force in American law enforcement. Yet for all of its past success, community policing may never have been as vital to law enforcement and the well-being of our communities as it is today. Community Policing: Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust (CPIPEBT) explores how emerging issues are necessitating a commitment to the key components of community policing: partnerships, organizational transformation, and problem solving.

The course includes an examination of the current state of policing—both locally and nationally— addressing a multitude of factors that challenge the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies and the well-being of the communities they serve. CPIPEBT urges participants to explore the principles and practices of community policing as a means of achieving the public safety mission with greater efficiency by gaining and maintaining public trust and engaging the community in the shared responsibility of effective policing.

This tuition-free online training was developed by the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation and was originally supported by cooperative agreement 2014CWXK027 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.


Online Syllabus Community Policing Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust.pdfOnline Syllabus Community Policing Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust.pdf