In the wake of recent incidents involving police use of force and other issues, the role of the police has been questioned in many communities. In North Carolina, the Jacksonville Police Department is receiving accolades for its “One City, Our City, My City” campaign that promotes respect, caring, and collaboration, including strategies to counter misunderstandings about mental health and opioid abuse.
Improving Community and Police Relations – For More Information
The Challenge – What is the problem communities are facing?
- Police and the community – PEW Research Center
- How can we enhance police accountability in the United States? – Brookings
- There’s little evidence showing which police reforms work – Science News
The Solution – What is the innovative solution we want to highlight?
- One City, Our City, My City
- One City – Policing a Diverse Community and Creating a Path Forward – June 9, 2020
- Jacksonville Police Department to receive award
- Jacksonville, NC – One City, Our City, My City – National League of Cities
- NMCCL celebrates Jacksonville’s One City campaign
- Jacksonville receives international award for community policing program
- JPD reduces use of force with goal to ‘preserve life’
- Jacksonville police chief receives statewide award
The Players – Who did what to make the innovative solution work in the community?
- City of Jacksonville
- Jacksonville Police Department
- Catalyst Church
- Onslow County Health Department Strategic Opioid Advanced Response (SOAR)
The Promise – Why do we think this solution holds promise for other communities?
- Framing a legislative agenda to achieve meaningful school safety and policing reform – Brookings
- Study finds community-oriented policing improves attitudes toward police – Yale News
- Onslow County Schools and Jacksonville Police develop threat assessment teams
- IACP Leadership in Community Policing Award
- Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion