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NCJ Number: 168239 Find in a Library
Title: State of Community Policing
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:24  Issue:10  Dated:(October 1997)  Pages:42-43,45-46
Author(s): K W Strandberg
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Although community policing has become accepted in police departments throughout the United States, community policing is a policy that is still evolving.
Abstract: Many police departments have adopted the tenets of community policing but have made modifications to fit their particular situation. Community policing is not a program that can be applied piecemeal; rather, it involves the complete redesign of the police organization. The focus of community policing on problem-solving means changing the mindset of police agencies and developing collaborative community partnerships. Some police departments have resisted community policing, in part due to resource constraints, but many police departments believe community policing provides additional resources, results in fewer calls for police services, is effective in crime prevention, and builds community support for the police. In addition, community policing has energized police officers and has reawakened a sense of community responsibility. The experiences of several police departments in implementing community policing are reported. 2 photographs
Main Term(s): Police effectiveness
Index Term(s): Community policing; Police community relations; Police crime-prevention; Problem-Oriented Policing
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