The philosophy of community policing guides police management styles and operational strategies. It emphasizes the establishment of police-community partnerships and a problem solving approach responsive to the needs of the community.
Discuss the concept of community policing briefly under the following headings:
Service delivery in the community
Service delivery means that police services are localized where officers are required to enhance their responsiveness to the problems faced by the neighbourhood and its citizens (Brown, 1989). There is establishment of a police-citizen partnership that is nurtured, with an aim of identifying and addressing problems faced and those affecting quality of neighbourhood lifestyle. For their part, the police develop a sense of duty and commitment to resolving neighbourhood issues.
Brown, L. P. (1989). Community policing: A practical guide for police officials (No. 12). US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice. https://www.ojp.gov/pdffiles1/nij/118001.pdf