Community-Oriented Policing

Florida International Police Department (FIUPD) is dedicated to the policing philosophy of Community-Oriented Policing (COP). The Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services defines COP as a “policing philosophy that promotes and supports organizational strategies to address the causes and reduce the fear of crime and social disorder through problem-solving tactics and police-community partnerships”. This type of policing focuses on the community which is an essential function of the university’s mission statement.

COP consists of two basic fundamentals:

  1. Community partnerships and,
  2. Problem solving.

FIU police officers strive to foster positive community contacts leading to effective communication within the university and surrounding communities. This builds and maintains a mutual trust that is vital in the development of community partnerships. With this broadened police perspective, FIU police officers are enhancing the quality of life for the FIU community through a variety of approaches such as Bicycle Patrol, Operation Book stamp, Community Barbecues, Self-defense Workshops, Crime Prevention Seminars, Officer Initiated Projects and various other activities and programs.

Please take some time to review the website for more information on COP.