The Urban Peace Academy is a rigorous training program that sets professional standards for this dangerous work, critical to keeping peace on the streets. The Academy helps reduce and prevent community violence, making poor neighborhoods safer so that children can learn, families can thrive, and communities can prosper.
Relationship-based policing is good policing. Relationship-based policing means residents are safer; it also means police are safer. It means that police work in collaboration with people they “protect and serve” to achieve public safety. Police see residents as partners; people in communities see police as a resource they rely on, instead of fear.