Evaluating Community Policing in the Philippines: Communication, Trust, and Service Provision

Principal Investigators: Dotan Haim, Nico Ravanilla, Matthew Nanes

Research Design:

Our study involves two primary research arms, a community-oriented policing (COP) arm and a problem-oriented policing (POP) arm. The COP arm addresses the problem of trust and information flows between citizens and police. The Sorsogon PNP implemented a program called "One Sorsogon" which increased positive, informal contacts between officers and citizens aimed at explaining the role of the PNP in the community and soliciting suggestions for ways the PNP can help solve local problems.