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:
Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies that support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.In addition, Effective partnerships between law enforcement and community stakeholders are essential to public safety, and it is important that government agencies, community groups, nonprofits, businesses, and private citizens all embrace public safety as a shared responsibility. Law enforcement and community members must develop positive working relationships in order to build enduring solutions and increase trust between the police and the public. The COPS Office provides innovative and creative resources that help law enforcement engage community leaders, build lasting partnerships, and improve the health of our communities.