Community policing as a tool against corruption

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Community-based policing refers to policing models that promote partnerships between police and communities to address community concerns and ensure that the police respond to the needs of the broader public. 

Community policing models are increasingly referred to as  international good policing practice to promote broad goals of professionalism, responsiveness and accountability. While usually not explicitly or exclusively implemented as an anti-corruption tool, countries as diverse as Kenya, Nigeria, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Mexico and the United States have implemented community policing related reforms to address challenges of police efficiency, public image and corruption.


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