Introduced in the 1970s (in the United States), community policing (CP) is a philosophy and strategy to involve and engage the public to fight crime and improve the quality of life in their own community. The ultimate purpose of CP is to provide for better (responsive and responsible, efficient and effective) police service. CP takes many forms, e.g., team policing, and is realized in different ways, e.g., problem-oriented policing (POP).