Community policing and problem-solving strategies are not limited to police agencies in the United States. Rather, these strategies are now practiced in a wide array of countries. As examples of the kinds of activities being practiced and successes realized, this entry briefly reviews community policing and problem-solving strategies in seven selected venues: Canada, Japan, Australia, Great Britain, Israel, Sweden, and the Netherlands.


Community policing has long been practiced in Canada. In fact, in 1994 Edmonton’s Police Service received the prestigious Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing for its demonstration project to reduce thefts from automobiles. Another example of this practice is the Ontario Provincial Police, which began its entry into community policing with its Community Policing Development Centre and a website that explained the ...

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