By Moirangmayum Sanjeev Singh
Community policing is a new addition to the law enforcement agencies which aims to establish partnership between local police and the people they serve. The immediate aim of community policing is to mitigate and prevent crime which in turn enhances the faith of community in police. It is a kind of policing in which the community and the police help each other in maintaining law and order and solve community problems in the society. Many states and Union Territories (UTs) have undertaken various initiatives to practice community policing in their respective states and UTs. This study attempts to examine the challenges for law enforcement agencies in Manipur and understand the concept of community policing. It also tries to study the relevance of community policing in Manipur and provide suggestions for effective implementation of community policing in Manipur.