Community Policing: Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust

Community Policing: Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust (CPIPEBT), an eLearning course, enhances learners’ awareness of and skills and abilities to engage in contemporary policing strategies founded in the principles of community policing.

COURSE LENGTH: 6 HOURS

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Arizona POST Approved Course
AZPOST Approval 22-330
AZPOST does not require the standard approval form for this course; however, if you would like one, please contact AZPOST directly at [email protected]

Course Overview

Since the early 1980s, the principles of community policing have been a driving force in American law enforcement. Yet for all 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. Exploring how emerging issues are necessitating a commitment to the key components of community policing, this course focuses on partnerships, organizational transformation, and problem solving.

The course examines 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 learners 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.

Target Audience

Law enforcement practitioners, criminal justice and public safety professionals, and other community stakeholders.

Cooperative Partners

This tuition-free online training was developed by the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) and was originally supported by cooperative agreement 2014-CK-WXK-027 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

Learning Objectives

  • Identify current and emerging challenges in policing
  • Review the principles of community policing
  • Identify current policing paradigms
  • Explain the historical evolution of community policing
  • Explain the community policing principles of partnerships, problem solving, and organizational transformation
  • Identify current and emerging obstacles to implementing positive initiatives that promote effective policing
  • Apply strategies for sustaining improvements to the challenges of policing in effort to view each as an opportunity for change
  • Identify the principles of community policing as actionable and vital practices for keeping effective change in place
  • Apply the principles of community policing to the improvement of public safety at the community level

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.