Policy Development on Community Policing

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Community Oriented Policing Policy Development

Dale A. Miller


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Johnny McLoud - Hoover

University of Phoenix


A community based policing program needs three key elements: Community identification, Methods of helping the community, and Police involvement within the community. This can be hard to do because the changing face of society is forcing many police organizations to make many changes in the way they run, organize and structure their departments.

As public expectations of police change from crime fighters to public safety problem solvers, police administrators must modify their organizational structure in order to meet broader mission statements and carry out new tasks. This structural modification is not simply a matter of changes on organizational charts. This structural modification is a matter of policy revision. This paper will cover the development of a local policy in regards to community oriented policing.

This paper will include statistical, factual, and public opinion history information which supports the policy claim. This paper will identify all stakeholders involved in the making of this policy as well as their opinions as it relates to this proposed policy and how politics may impact its implementation. This paper will wrap up with policy recommendations and their impact on contemporary criminal justice issues and globalization.

Community Oriented Policing Policy Development

The philosophy of the majority of police departments over the last 100 years is to have a reactive approach to crime. The reactive approach to fighting crime is for police to respond to a scene of a crime after the crime has been committed. This idea of policing is suitable for the amount of resources that police departments are given to fight crime. As the amount of crimes have increased over time, a new look into how...