community policing

noun

Legal Definition of community policing

: a law enforcement program in which police officers often working on foot, bicycle, or horseback are assigned to specific neighborhoods or communities to work with residents in preventing crime

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“Community policing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/community%20policing. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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