Niloy Biswas

Can Community Policing Help Counter Violent Extremism?

Community Policing Help Counter Violent Extremism

This research brief examines how those involved in community policing understand countering violent extremism and the extent to which a community policing approach might play a role in addressing violent extremism. The brief primarily considers two major urban areas in Dhaka City Corporation that are proximate to major educational institutions and have a large youth population: Chawkbazar in Dhaka South, where Community Policing Forums are no longer active; and Uttara in Dhaka North, where the Forums are active.