Toolbox 14 - Community-Oriented Policing in the European Union Today

This toolbox is a joint European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN)/European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) publication and differs from other available handbooks on community-oriented policing (COP). It describes a number of recent good practices from EU Member States with regard to COP. The objective of this toolbox is to support policymakers and practitioners, in particular police chiefs and senior management within police organisations, in achieving a successful COP strategy. Through an analysis of the current literature and in-depth discussions with experts in the field, we have identified important factors for the successful implementation of COP. We have used scientific insights and experiences in the field to draw up clear and easily understandable guidelines, in the form of 10 key principles.