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Community Policing: Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust

Community Policing: Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust delivers a comprehensive training program designed to enhance participants’ awareness of and skills and abilities to engage in contemporary policing strategies founded in the principles of community policing.


About This Course

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.

Participants should expect to spend approximately 6 to 8 hours exploring the content and resources in this course.

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.

Primary Audience

CPIPEBT is geared toward law enforcement practitioners, criminal justice and public safety professionals, and appropriate stakeholders.

Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI)

The Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) is a nonprofit organization that provides innovative community policing training, technical assistance, and program management services to law enforcement organizations and the communities they serve throughout the United States.