Policy paper - Community-oriented policing in the European Union

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In this policy paper we will investigate the various policy and legislative measures on Community-Oriented Policing taken by the EU Member States.

This policy paper was written in tandem with the toolbox ‘Community-Oriented Policing in the European Union Today’ and focusses on the main theme of the Austrian Presidency; Community-oriented Policing. Since it would not be advisable to create a ‘one for all’ COP procedure for all EU Member States (MS), we decided to focus on the various policy and legislative measures on Community-Oriented Policing (COP) taken by the EU Member States.

This policy paper first looks into the EU policy on COP. After discussing the reasons to implement COP in the different MS, it presents an overview of the methods MS use to implement COP. Chapter five formulates how COP officers engage with minorities. Finally, chapter six gives a brief overview of how the six pillars of COP are implemented in the national COP strategies.