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NCJ Number: 136515 Find in a Library
Title: Violent Crime and Community Involvement
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:61  Issue:5  Dated:(May 1992)  Pages:2-5
Author(s): L P Brown
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 4
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Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Police must form partnerships within the community to combat the pervasive violence in America, and police executives must assume a leadership role to make this happen.
Abstract: The Centers for Disease Control lists a number of factors that contribute to the epidemic of violence in America; namely, immediate access to firearms, alcohol and substance abuse, drug trafficking, poverty, racial discrimination, and cultural acceptance of violent behavior. The police alone cannot adequately address these factors, but police executives must assume leadership in rallying the community to bring all its resources to bear on the violence that is destroying lives and communities. Community policing is designed to use police officers as facilitators and leaders to organize and coordinate community efforts to address crime causes. Just as community policing establishes a new role for the patrol officer, so it also sets a new role for the police chief. Police executives must contact other leaders of community organizations such as churches, businesses, and schools to develop a network that will bring community resources together in a rational and well-planned attack on all factors that contribute to violence in the community.
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Leadership; Police management; Police-citizen interactions; Violent crimes
Note: This article is based on remarks delivered by the author at the Violent Crimes Symposium at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va.
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