What is Community Policing ?

The United Nations

Community-oriented policing guidelines assist United Nations police officers deployed as advisers, mentors, and trainers in United Nations peace operations and to further assist in the reform, restructuring and rebuilding of the host-state police and other law enforcement agencies.

A focus in community-oriented policing helps enhance the trust of the public in the police and other law enforcement agencies. Community-oriented policing not only strengthens the bond between police and the community but also enhances the public confidence and community cooperation and the effectiveness and efficiency of police and other law enforcement agencies to protect life, properties and human rights.

The guidances on community-oriented policing will help United Nations police and other actors engaged in international policing to use a more consistent and standardized approach.


Ontario Community Safety & Well Being Plan CSWB

The Ministry of the Solicitor General works in partnership with police and community organizations to:

  • develop and co-ordinate the planning, implementation and evaluation of crime prevention and community safety initiatives

  • administer and evaluate grant programs in compliance with provincial transfer payment accountability requirements

  • provide advice to police services and community organizations on ministry grant programs and other initiatives

  • provide liaison and consulting services to police services, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police committees, provincial crime prevention organizations, the National Crime Prevention Strategy and other stakeholders

  • represent Ontario in all levels of governmental initiatives relating to crime prevention

We also provide input into policy and legislative amendments that affect:

  • policing

  • crime prevention

  • road safety initiatives

Community safety and well-being planning

We work with police and community partners to develop community safety initiatives and resources to help communities address local crime and complex social issues, such as mental health and addictions, gun and gang violence, human trafficking and hate-motivated crimes.

As part of this work, municipalities must develop a community safety and well-being plan in consultation with service providers and community partners.


Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The RCMP provides policing services under contract to all provinces and territories of Canada, except Ontario and Quebec. This is called contract policing, and it is at the heart of what the RCMP does. Policing agreements cover 75% of the geography of Canada, including much of rural Canada, all of the Canadian North, and many towns and large urban areas in contract provinces. Contract policing is how most RCMP members acquire the hands on policing and investigative skills that will serve them throughout their careers.

What we do

  • Contribute to safer and healthier Indigenous communities

  • Support crime prevention, intervention and enforcement initiatives

  • Prevent and reduce youth involvement in crime as victims and offenders

  • Support the development and maintenance of tools, information, technology and training that facilitate the delivery of front-line policing

  • Support the renegotiation of provincial police service agreements and provide on-going support to RCMP divisions once the agreements are in place

  • Ensure enhanced use of force reporting and consistent national standards

  • Support operational readiness within the RCMP for major emergencies or disasters