Community Engagement

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

Name City State Link Title
Name City State Link Title
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Charlotte NC https://goo.gl/vwwvyj 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
Hampton Police Division Hampton VA https://goo.gl/13L8pz Police Shared Calendar
Montgomery County Police Department Gaithersburg MD https://goo.gl/u7PLlg Community Events
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/xG2OFu 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