Author: International Association of Chiefs of Police

Practices in Modern Policing: Policing in Small, Rural, and Tribal Communities

Publication Date: November 2018

In 2016, the COPS Office, in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and CNA, launched the Advancing 21st Century Policing Initiative. This program provides evaluations and technical support to 15 law enforcement agencies. Because these agencies are diverse in size, location, and other characteristics, their insights and lessons learned can be useful to other agencies across the nation. Their program efforts are published as part of the Practices in Modern Policing series. These reports offer guidance to the field for advancing practices and policies in specific aspects of community policing. This publication focuses on small, rural, and tribal communities, with case studies of the Kewaunee County (Wisconsin) Sheriff’s Department, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Gun Lake Tribe in Michigan.


Technology; Data Analysis; Community Engagement; Officer Safety and Wellness