Law enforcement agencies constantly engage the community through their interactions and responses. However, proactive engagement of the community through forums, events, meetings and participation in community functions are also an important activity at the leadership and community level within policing. Community engagement and forming partnerships with the community are essential aspects of community policing. A key challenge in releasing open data about community engagement is the fact that community engagement is often not tracked within police information systems, as it’s often unrelated to a call for service, a crime incident, or some other type of tracked process. Community engagement is, necessarily, proactive and preventative in its nature.
The agencies below have all released data regarding community engagement, which may or may not include all types of engagement. Agencies have developed new techniques in order to collect and share this data so that their communities can be aware of the efforts to maintain and build trust.
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Community Engagement Datasets
|Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department||Charlotte||NC||https://goo.gl/PTeWut||Community Events|
|Dallas Police Department||Dallas||TX||https://goo.gl/IMVO0D||Community Survey|
|Fayetteville Police Department (NC)||Fayetteville||NC||https://goo.gl/vcAAVK||Community Watch|
|Ferndale Police Department||Ferndale||MI||https://goo.gl/XyXn96||Community Engagement|
|Great Barrington Police Department||Great Barrington||MA||https://goo.gl/FUJ9Vg||Community Engagement|
|Hampton Police Division||Hampton||VA||https://goo.gl/13L8pz||Police Shared Calendar|
|Montgomery County Police Department||Gaithersburg||MD||https://goo.gl/u7PLlg||Community Events|
|Mott Community College Police Department||Flint||MI||https://goo.gl/oTnXT2||Training Presented to College by Public Safety|
|Northampton Police Department||Northampton||MA||https://goo.gl/5K6GAN||Community Outreach Activities|
|Rutland City Police Department||Rutland||VT||https://goo.gl/G1fVMh||Community Engagement|
|St. John Police Department||St. John||IN||https://goo.gl/HxN4Vo||Community Engagement|
|Town of Wallkill Police Department||Middletown||NY||https://goo.gl/rM8Nz7||Community Engagement|
|University of Delaware Police Department||Newark||DE||https://goo.gl/8cQVn5||Community Engagement|
|Vallejo Police Department||Vallejo||CA||https://goo.gl/LKSz9r||Community Engagement|