Persuasive Essay On Community Policing

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Community policing is a philosophy used by the police force to form relationships between police officers and their community. This is a highly profitable system for both sides of the spectrum. Police gain the trust of the people and the people are shown that they are being protected and cared for rather than feeling as if they are stuck under the thumb of the law. It is important for the police force to implement community policing in the twenty first century because it shows both the police officers and the civilians that the police are a part of the community rather than being viewed as power hungry tyrants. Community policing is the first step that we need to take to recover from recent actions of police brutality. Community policing helps …show more content…
According to the author, Martin Maximino, of the Journalist’s Resource, in the 2015 artical, Community-oriented policing strategies: Meta-analysis of law enforcement practices, he writes “...it is plausible under the confidence intervals that COP has no effect on crime. We also find no evidence that community policing decreases citizens’ fear of crime, despite positive outcomes for other citizen perceptions. Finally, our results do not suggest that the presence or absence of a problem-solving approach as part of COP strategies affect the impact on crime” (1). This shows that it does not completely solve the issues that arise between police and citizens, but it does prove that it is a good place to start for building a trusting relationship. Community policing should be implemented in hopes that it can diffuse any and all hostility or …show more content…
This finding was not statistically significant, however. In 16 of the 65 comparisons, community-oriented policing was associated with a 24% increase in the odds of citizens perceiving improvements in disorderly conduct. While this effect was not statistically significant, the odds increased to 35% and became statistically significant when one study with a small number of observations was removed from the analysis. Citizen satisfaction with the police was evaluated in 23 comparisons, and community-oriented programs were found to be effective in almost 80% of the cases, and citizens were almost 40% more likely to be satisfied with the work of the police. “Citizens reported increased trust and confidence following community-oriented policing interventions and felt that they treated people more fairly,” the authors state. These measures were not statistically significant, however” (1). This means that although community policing does not have perfect and exact correlation with a decrease in crime, it does have clear indication that it is seen as a positive method to gain overall trust and calmness of the community. Whether this slows crime down or not, it is beneficial and should be included with policing in the twenty first

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