Trends in Policing Essay

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Trends in Policing
By: Brittany Plemmons CJ299: Associates Capstone in Criminal Justice Prof: Christian Chenoweth

Community- Oriented Policing (COP) is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. (http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Community-Oriented+Policing). Community based policing is comprised of three key components; * Community Partnerships- Collaborative partnerships between law enforcement and the public they serve, to
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Since COP may require police to use skills not necessarily part of traditional training curricula—for example, building community relationships and fostering citizen involvement—the lack of training can impede effective implementation. (http://www.ojjdp.gov/mpg/progTypesCommunityProblem.aspx). When implementing community based policing we must first properly train and equip the officers with the correct training. We know police officers are supposed to deal with the public on a daily basis but gaining trust and bonds with the community is something they do not do. These are the biggest weaknesses in COP. Most people stick to themselves and mind their own business, a lot of people don’t think crime can happen in their neighborhood and that’s where they are wrong. I think officers need to try to better get the message out to communities to implement neighborhood watch programs and other things to get the community together and be made aware of what can happen and how to deter crime. Some criminals will see neighborhood watch signs and stray away while others won’t care. Problem oriented policing is a policing strategy that involves the identification and analysis of specific crime and disorder problems, in order to develop effective response strategies in conjunction with ongoing assessment. Crime has resulted in property damage, destroying lives and communities. Herman

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