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The National Center for Community Policing (NCCP), originally named the National Neighborhood Foot Patrol Center, was created by the late Robert Trojanowicz, who was director of the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU). The NCCP performed some of the earliest conceptual development and research on community policing. In addition, the center provided some of the first training and technical assistance on community policing a decade before the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) was created. This entry describes the foundation on which the NCCP was created, as well as its vision and its impact.

Origins

It is virtually impossible to separate a discussion of the NCCP from its founder, Robert Trojanowicz. The development and application of community policing drove Trojanowicz’s work, and most ...

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