Sir Robert Peel's Nine Principles Of Policing

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Register to read the introduction… Examples of community oriented policing programs that fit these principles are D.A.R.E. – this is a program that informs the community regarding controlled substances. Your neighborhood watch is a type of community oriented policing geared toward crime prevention. Both of these programs are proactive and not reactive. (COPS) The relationship between the community and the police is the essence of every proactive community policing program. Principle number six address an officer’s self-discipline, self-restraint, communications skills and ingenuity. I guess this is where thick skin comes in handy. Police are a symbol of authority and many criminals have problems with authority, boundaries and rules. This skill comes with training and education. Along with principle number six is principle number eight – the police must remain impartial and not become Judge, jury and executioner. The police serve and protect. The job entails arresting those individuals that cannot follow the rules. The courts will decide the guilt and punishment. Finally, principle number nine – “To recognize always that the test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, and not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them” (Sir Robert Peel,

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