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NCJ Number: 181872 Find in a Library
Title: Are We Delivering on the Promises of Community Policing?
Corporate Author: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
United States of America

Radio Shack
United States of America

National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: National Crime Prevention Council
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
Radio Shack
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Sale Source: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
1450 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
United States of America

Radio Shack
2617 W 7th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
United States of America

National Crime Prevention Council
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway
Suite 901
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
United States of America
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This teleconference includes a panel discussion and answers to audience questions about two issues: whether community policing has served as an effective delivery model to meet the needs of police agencies and communities today and the extent to which police agencies have embraced community policing.
Abstract: The panel also addresses challenges confronting law enforcement and suggests ways for police agencies to meet these challenges and become a catalyst for improvements in the criminal justice system. The panelists include police and municipal officials and the director of a community crime prevention agency. The speakers noted that the use of community policing is widespread among police agencies of all sizes in the United States and elsewhere. They also noted that its components vary by community and that no national model exists that could meet the needs of all types of communities. Concepts include problem solving, partnerships, and empowerment, based on active efforts by the police to reach out to the community, understand community needs, and strengthen community capacities in crime prevention and crime control. Studies have indicated that the benefits of these efforts include increased citizen satisfaction with the police and reduced fear of crime. Challenging issues include increasing population diversity, political influences, and the role of the mass media. Speakers advised other police agencies to understand that change is a constant phenomenon and that police agencies need to change, that community policing needs to be integral to the internal organizational culture, and that training is crucial. Source of further information
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Citizen satisfaction; Community relations; Police community relations programs; Police effectiveness; Police management; Police reform; Policing innovation
Note: color video 107 minutes
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