Differences Between Traditional Policing And Community Policing

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There are some key differences from traditional policing and community policing, where tradition is prioritizing law enforcement , arrest and investigation. Community policing puts Society and quality of living as the main goal which can target the real issues of the society, (Carter and Sapp 1994). Law enforcement, arrest and random patrolling is still a component, but it isn 't the main objective of community policing. Making the citizens in the community feel safe and comfortable and even satisfied with the police is a goal (Wycoff and Manning 1983). Community policing also supports a ‘broad police function’ (Kelling and Moore 1999). This broad view allows police to have more responsibilities than just fighting crime such as improving quality of life of the community this could assisting elderly people, speaking and giving juveniles advice, helping with order maintenance issues. This broad view could be good since police in general spend a small portion of their time directly with serious crime. This can give the police greater legitimacy in the eyes of the community since they are going out of their way to improve the lives of those who live there.
A study done in Amsterdam (Steden, Miltenburg, Boutellier 2015) showed most important ‘tasks’ listed by ‘neighborhood coordinators’ were Providing aftercare in case of robberies and raids, maintain presence and visibility in the neighborhood, maintaining contacts with networked safety partners, providing aftercare in case of…

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