Does Community Policing Build Trust in the State and Reduce Crime?

I lead a six-country study (“metaketa”) to test a common intervention that implement community policing program consisting of two components: (1) a community engagement program to solicit information on community problems from citizens and transmit information about police programs to citizens; and (2) a problem-oriented policing program, in which police address problems identified through community engagement programs directly with small, dedicated budgets or indirectly with the assistance of other public and private agencies.

For more, see EGAP Metaketa IV: Community Policing.

Where: Santa Caterina, Brazil; Medellin, Colombia; Monrovia, Liberia; nationwide, Uganda; Sarghoda Division, Pakistan; Sorgoson, Philippines

Funding: U.K. Department for International Development