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Washington, D.C., Community Policing Philosophy

The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. restructured their philosophy in order to increase their effectiveness. This included taking a look at what community policing meant, not just through its standard definition, but what it meant specifically for their community. Captured in just four basic principles, this D.C. policing philosophy has resulted in historic low levels of violent crime and homicide in a city with an extremely violent past. These principles have been implemented with minimal cost, yet they are designed so that expansion is possible. Read the full story.

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