Community policing was launched in Bengaluru by the Bengaluru City Police in partnership with Janaagraha. The program was piloted in 2013
as a strategy to leverage police- public relationship to combat rampant increase in crime.

Starting with 7 police stations in 2013, community policing scaled to 7 more police stations in 2015 and 4 more by March 2016.

Use of Mobile Technology and Social media to share community policing initiatives and related successes are posted on Facebook and Twitter on a regular basis.  Every Police station has a WhatsApp group with the ASMs and Police personnel, including the SHO, ACP and DCP of the zone, in the group. This makes flow of information and reporting of activities easy for all.