The Sanford School of Public Policy’s Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University recently published a report on the U.S. strategy to prevent homegrown violent extremism through community policing. The report focuses on how policing agencies can work with Muslim Americans and other communities to enhance public safety in the post-9/11 world.
The report is the result of a comprehensive assessment of the challenges and promise of this strategic approach to preventing violent extremism, and recommends expanding community policing efforts and making them entirely separate from police counterterrorism intelligence collection and criminal investigations.
Among the report’s recommendations are ideas for better engagement and cooperation. One recommendation suggests local government agencies be integrated into engagement programs, while another recommendation suggests forming interagency partnerships between the community and federal security agencies. These relationships would improve the services provided to communities, and establish trusting relationships with the communities they serve.
The report is sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice.
For more information on this report, please follow the link below.
The Challenge and Promise of Using Community Policing Strategies to Prevent Violent Extremism: A Call for Community Partnerships with Law Enforcement to Enhance Public Safety, Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security