Police Enforcement, Positive Police Public Interactions And How The Public Looks And Communicates With Law Enforcement

701 Words Oct 10th, 2015 3 Pages
The media plays a pivotal role in how the public looks and communicates with law enforcement. Given the world we live in today, it unlikely that a person does not have access to a computer or smart phone. Departments can use social media to their advantage, specifically social media. For example, departments can operate a facebook page and post any news of concern as it relates to law enforcement, positive police-public interactions (i.e. social event, feel-good story) or new ordinances/passing of new laws (Department of Justice). In addition, departments can also use social media to clear up any misunderstanding or false reporting that has occurred. Programs like crimestoppers are also useful, as it provides the community the opportunity to report on crime or suspect crime anonymously. The third component of community policing, as described by the Department of Justice, is problem solving (Department of Justice). From a law enforcement perspective, community policing is about being proactive in the community, stopping crime before is starts. While no policeman will ever be able to quantify how much crime they have deterred, a department needs to have some sort of measurability. For example, instead of an officer continuously going to the same residence for domestic disturbances, that officer should be tasked with investigating the root of the problem and notifying the appropriate agencies for assistance. One popular model for problem solving is the S.A.R.A. model…

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