The CITYCoP Project

The theories underlying community policing received new impetus with the recent advent of smartphones and social media and especially the notion of user-generated content where the users are citizens engaged in closer interaction with their local community and law enforcement agency. The five years 2010-2014 have seen a rapid upsurge of smartphone apps aimed at improving crime reporting and other forms of UGC and interaction associated with community policing.

This project has received funding from the European
Unionʼs Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under grant agreement N° 653811.