The South African Police Service (SAPS), in line with most law enforcement departments,
adopted a community policing style.
Explain the four reasons for introducing a community policing style
The essential objective of community policing is for police to create relations with the community, comprising indigenous agencies to decrease social disorder or turbulences—the key purpose of community policing is to reduce low-level crime. However, the broken windows philosophy suggests that this can decrease serious criminalities as well. The following are some of the key reasons for introducing a community policing style.