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Community Policing & Problem Solving Partnerships





LISC's approach to community safety is, at its core, a reflection of the principles of strong community policing. We have seen time and again that neighborhoods can sustain greater improvements in safety and vitality when police, prosecutors, developers, community organizations and others band together to tackle problems. Yet making those partnerships work is no easy task. Below are resources highlighting best-practices for building and sustaining problem-solving partnerships.


Publications


 

Catalyst for Collaboration: Roles of a Safety Coordinator

This paper draws from the strategies of successful community-safety partnerships to describe how safety coordinators can engage community members and law enforcement MORE...
 


 

Crime-Fighting Partnerships: How to Leverage the Capacity to Community Developers

This study highlights the experience of police personnel from three jurisdictions, Tacoma, Washington; Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina; and Providence, Rhode Island, to MORE...
 


 

Out of the Blue: Turning Problem into Opportunity When a Police Partner Moves On

Transfers of police personnel to other departmental positions can be difficult for community developers who rely heavily on police support—and in some cases, trusting MORE...
 


 

Partnering to Build Out of Crime: HomeSight and the Seattle Police Department

Community developers, policymakers and law enforcement agencies will be interested to learn how HomeSight, a CDC, integrated safety work to harness a greater investment MORE...
 


 

SafeGrowth: Creating Safety & Sustainability through Community Building and Urban Design

The partnership between SafeGrowth and LISC's Community Safety Initiative has allowed for the design of a comprehensive program model for professionals in MORE...
 


 

A Blade of Grass Cuts Through Stone: Helping Rebuild Urban Neighborhoods Through Unconventional Police-Community Partnerships

This article proposes mixing community policing and community development with the objective of having economic development and community safety mechanisms MORE...
 


 

Building our way out of Crime: The Transformative Power of Police-Community Developer Partnerships 

This book provides extensive descriptions and analysis of innovative efforts in communities across the United States to reduce crime in and improve the economic vitality MORE...
 


 

Policymaker's Guide to Building Our Way Out of Crime: The Transformative Power of Police-Community Developer Partnership

The case studies provided highlight the roles police have played in helping developers convert places that generated or attracted crime and blight into neighborhood MORE...