Effects Of Community Policing

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Register to read the introduction… Community policing is one way that is assumed to be a field of law enforcement in which the police can “draw from a much broader array of resources in carrying out the police function than is found in the traditional law enforcement powers of the police” (Weisburd and Eck 46). Community policing is reliant on a community-based control that feeds off of police involvement as well as community involvement. These methods have been promoted by leaders at the highest levels of government—including President Clinton and Attorney General Reno, who described it as the “changing of policing.” The Halton Regional Police Service implemented a community policing tactic called S.A.R.A. (Scan Analyze Respond Assess) to tackle a range of crime and property issues, including an growing crisis of drug trafficking within a five-block area. After implementing an array of response strategies such as using volunteers, bike officers, and tactical unit operations, the department reported a 75 percent decrease in crimes involving assaults, car thefts, robberies, and calls for …show more content…
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