The Impact of Community Policing on Citizens' Response to COVID-19

Researchers:
Robert Blair
Travis Curtice
David Dow
Guy Grossman
Location:
Rural Uganda
Sample:
3,400 villagers from 13 districts
Timeline:
2019
Target group:
  • Rural population
  • Security forces
Outcome of interest:
  • Crime
  • Trust
Intervention type:
  • Policing
  • Community policing
  • COVID-19 response
Research papers:

Establishing police effectiveness and legitimacy is challenging in conflict-affected and fragile states. Yet improving trust in the police may increase civilian trust in the state more broadly. Researchers are conducting phone surveys to understand the effects of a community policing intervention on citizens' trust in the state and how that affects their willingness to comply with COVID-19 related measures in Uganda. Research is ongoing; results forthcoming.