Weaknesses Of Community Oriented Policing

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Register to read the introduction… COP adopted a more responsive approach to the public desire of a different manner of policing; therefore there was a citizen to police interaction which has helped in problem solving. This has been enhanced by the reintroduction of the foot patrols similar to the political era. Community policing can be looked at as a philosophy that has much emphasis on the citizens to police working relationships in solving crime related problems, crime prevention and fear reduction . These types of programs also create awareness in communities in three ways. One, a criminal will know the area has a cooperation agreement with the residents and the police to be aware of any suspicious activities. Two, residents can count on each other to look out for their well-being and safety against criminal activity or suspicious persons. Third, public relations between residents and police are developed through these types of programs, which also provides education to the residents about police and court …show more content…
One example of this is cars being stolen in a neighborhood. In the neighborhood the Police Officers identify the problem and consult with the community to solve the problem of the car thefts in their community. They decide to add more patrols to deter the car thieves. The car thieves see the additional patrols and move on to another community raising their crime rate and dropping the crime rate of their previously targeted neighborhood. Most of the time Police Officers are not concerned about crime unless it is in their jurisdiction so when crime spreads to other areas they tend to let the law enforcement office in that area handle the …show more content…
Another problem is the Police Department might not have the proper funding or personnel to achieve the community’s expectations. Also Police Officers participating in COP or POP often at times leave their fellow Police Officers to pick up their slack by answering more calls. Communities might not contribute enough to the program to make it a success which could contribute to rising levels of

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