The term Community Police refer to a method of policing by members of the police organization quite distinct from the traditional style; that seeks the cooperation of the community, understands the needs of the “community”, gives priority to the security of the “community”, and, taking into account the resources available within the “community”, attempts to streamline the activities of police personnel at local police stations to address the special problems of each community to increase their efficiency and productivity.!
Government of Kerala launched Janamaithri Suraksha Project in 20 selected Police Stations in March, 2008. As on today Janamaithri Suraksha Project is implemented in 248 Selected Police Stations. The project has made tremendous impact on Kerala Society.
Kerala Police is organising a National Seminar on Community Policing on 13th and 14th of November 2014 to deliberate on issues like Internal Security and Community Policing, Technology and Community Policing, future of Community Policing etc.
'Janamaithri'- A Journal of Democratic Policing is published bi-anually in January and July every year by the Community Police Research Centre, Kerala Police, Police Headquarters, Kerala, India. The Community Police Research Centre, is a research arm of Kerala Police, fully funded by the Government of Kerala.