Designing Technologies for Community Policing

Community policing faces a combination of new challenges and opportunities due to both citizens and police
adopting new digital technologies. However, there is limited scholarly work providing evidence for how
technologies assist citizens’ interactions with the police. This paper reports preliminary findings from
interviews with 13 participants, both citizens and police officers, in England. We recognize four key types
of actors in the current practice of community policing, alongside existing technologies and challenges
faced by citizens and the police. We conclude with three design implications for improving citizen-police