Community Policing: Policing Photo Storybook
According to Trojanowicz & Bucqueroux (1992), “the ugly chain of events that began with the brutal beating of Rodney King confirms the urgent need for Community Policing reform. While Community Policing is no panacea, it promotes mutual trust and cooperation between people and police, at the same time it helps to empower neighborhoods in danger of being overwhelmed by crime, drugs, and the poisonous mix of apathy, despair, and unrest”(pg.1).
Administrative and Operational Considerations
There are many administrative and operational considerations involved with the function of patrol. Most of these challenges come from the coordination and training provided by the police to the community. Once training and communication have been established and organized within the community, it becomes easier took work together and build a better relationship. Operationally, the police must remain involved in the communicate and not allow just the community to police themselves. In fact, in many cases, routine patrols are still necessary to help increase the visibility of the police while reducing the fear of potential crimes. This a function of the patrol that helps aide the concept of community police and offering a larger crime reduction strategy (Community Oriented Policing Services, 2008).
Conducting investigation of all size is at the epicenter of law enforcement mission. The involvement of community policing encourages agencies to have a stronger grasp on the communities in which they vowed to protect. For example, “investigations of known gang members and gang affiliations can feed efforts to understand gang relationships that can be used to inform comprehensive gang-reduction strategies. Information gathered through sound investigative techniques can serve as a vital resource to feed problem analysis efforts designed to develop lasting solutions to problems” (Community Oriented...