In the United States, adoption of community policing became widespread during the 1980s. Although the details varied widely from agency to agency, these programs generally involved decentralizing administration to increase organizational responsiveness, engaging with the community in safety projects, and adopting a problem-solving orientation that extends the police mandate to include quality-of-life issues. Many of its tenets proved popular beyond the boundaries of the US, and community policing has subsequently stimulated new thinking about policing in countries around the world.