The philosophy of community policing guides police management styles and operational
strategies. It emphasises the establishment of police-community partnerships and a problemsolving approach responsive to the needs of the community.
Discuss the concept of community policing briefly under the following headings:
Introduction (Elaborate on the topic)
Definition of concept
Origin of community policing
Reducing fear in the community
Service delivery in the community
Direct accountability of law enforcement and the community
Conclusion (Mention your own final remarks and or recommendations)
List of references
Community policing can be described as the law implementation policy that’s mandates officers to operate in the same area in order to create strong bond with the citizens. This enables public safety officers to engage with local residents and prevent crime from happening instead of responding to incidents after they occur. (Abuwala, R., & Farole, D.J, 2016.)
The concept of community policing can be termed as a policy which intends to prevent crime before it happens than responding to the crime when it happens. Additionally, it focuses on creating a safe social environment hence encouraging residents to participate with law enforcement in order to keep their own community safe. (Achenbach, J., Wan, W., Berman, M., & Balingit, M., 2016)
Community policing emanated when police started to be involved more in local communities in order to prevent and minimize criminal activity. Consequently, community policing was established in the 1960s. (Alexander, 2012)
Establishing a partnership with community policing is not a new concept in most of the countries in the world. In addition, partnerships within the security sector and other sectors and organizations are important for any initiative to have a good impact. (Alpert, 15(1), 237-242.)
Consequently, community policing also has mechanisms to be able to deter crimes and measure the level of fear of certain crimes among community members. Once the police have information on fear among the community members they can be able to identify demographic groups who are affected. (Andresen, M.A., and Malleson, N., 2011)
In conclusion, community policing can be effective when there is a collaboration between the members of the community and the body providing security; this will help to reduce the crime rates.
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Alpert, G. (15(1), 237-242.). Toward a national database of officer involved shootings:A long and winding road. Criminology % Public Policy,, 2016.
Andresen, M.A., and Malleson, N. (2011). Testing the stability of crime patterns:Implications for theory and policy. Journal of Research in crime & Delinquency,, 48(1), 58-82.
The philosophy of community policing guides police management styles and operational strategies. It emphasises the establishment of police-community partnerships and a problemsolving approach responsive to the needs of the community. Discuss the concept of community policing briefly under the following headings: Definition of concept