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Promising Practices for Using Community Policing to Prevent Violent Extremism

In response to the growing threat of violent extremism and the implications that it can have on the homeland, a new manual has been developed with the goal of recommending policies that encourage and build trust between the police and the communities they serve while effectively combating the expansion of extremist rhetoric and action.

The basis for the recommendations included here is a two-year study that was conducted by Duke University, the Police Executive Research Forum, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
between June 2013 and April 2015. The purpose of the study was to:

• Measure the extent to which local police agencies across the country are attempting to implement
community engagement programs as a means to address violent extremism;
• Identify the strategic and programmatic elements of these efforts;
• Catalogue promising practices;
• Identify barriers that inhibit engagement efforts; and
• Recommend policies and practices to improve the efficacy of these programs.

To view the guide, please visit: http://www.policeforum.org/assets/usingcommunitypolicingtopreventviolent...