Law enforcement agencies constantly engage the community through their interactions and responses. However, proactive activities, such as forums, safety presentations, community meetings and
Community engagement and partnerships are essential for effective community policing. A key challenge in providing open data about community engagement is that community engagement is often not tracked within police information systems because it is often unrelated to a call for service, a crime incident, or some other type of tracked process. Community engagement is, necessarily, proactive and preventative in its nature.