Community Oriented Policing Essay

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Community Oriented Policing (COPS) The Department of Justice COPS Office states Community Oriented Policing is a policing philosophy that promotes and supports organizational strategies to address the causes and reduce the fear of crime and social disorder through problem-solving tactics and police-community partnerships. This paper will discuss who the stakeholders I see would be implementing a COPS program and looks at points of views for three of these stakeholders. This paper will discuss possible policy implementation and recommendations.
Policy Stakeholders A portion of the research conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a community oriented policing program within our community included a survey of stakeholders. This
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Across the 12 cities the percentage of residents who thought that their local police practiced community policing ranged from 42 % in Knoxville to 67
% in Chicago. Sixty percent of respondents indicated that in the past 12 months the police had worked at least ‘somewhat’ with neighborhood residents on crime prevention and safety. (BJS/COPS, 1999, ¶2) Based on information in this report clearly community policing is being practiced successfully and supported by the community. The report validates this by stating,
“Community policing is a crime fighting strategy that encourages law enforcement to work in partnership with the community to solve problems. To date, the COPS Office has awarded more than $5.9 billion dollars to more than 11,300 agencies. Over 87
% of the country is now served by law enforcement agencies doing community policing. (BJS/COPS, 1999, ¶9)
A key component developed and used by the COPS program is a “Windows-based software survey package that can be used to collect information on criminal, victimizations, citizens attitudes toward police, their willingness to report crimes to the police, and the impact of community policing strategies on crime and

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