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Communities are increasingly aware of the importance-and necessity-of working with local law enforcement officials to reduce substance abuse-related issues. In neighborhoods nationwide, with the support and participation of residents, police departments are engaged in creative approaches to deal with substance abuse-related crimes. The effectiveness of many of these innovative policing strategies is based on increasing contact and building trust between the police and local citizens. In this way, the police become more familiar and involved with the neighborhoods in which they work. While some communities have to overcome deep distrust of law enforcement personnel before they can work together, many have successfully joined with police and other law enforcement officials to make their neighborhoods safer.

The resources and strategies compiled in this section include materials that can help you make the most of your collaborative efforts with law enforcement.

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