"Little is known about the determinants of community policing (COP). This research draws upon organizational theory to develop and test a model of COP implementation. It considers COP as a functional of its organizational context (task and institutional demands) and structure (complexity and control), and examines if COP in turn affects organizational structure. It also explores the relationship between the organizational context and structure to assess if the organizational context indirectly impacts COP implementation through organizational structure. A critical aspect of this model is the measure of COP implementation, which I derive from multiple COP activities and test on two samples of data."