Disadvantage and Advantage of Policy Essay
"Over a decade after it was first introduced, community policing remains the most important innovation in American policing today." (Forman, Autumn 2002, p. 1) The advantages of implementing community policing still outweigh the disadvantages. Having the community on there side can only benefit the police in their aid to control and prevent crime. Also, with the police more involved in the daily activities of the community will aid in the revitalization of the community. This can only happen if both the police and the community are willing to put in the time, effort, and patience that is required when implementing the community policing program.
2. List several ways in which the community can get involved in community policing. Describe the process necessary from start to finish to develop a community policing project.
Community policing is only as good its community involvement. This also applies to community-based programs. "Community-based programs are important in the service delivery in many communities"(Mancini & Marek, July 2004, p. 339). Officers deal with the criminal aspects of community policing, but there