In this writing one will view the issues of community policing, problem-solving policing, the federal governments integration into community policing. Communities across America face an epidemic that is far beyond illness and close to home. There are many questions that come to one’s mind when an ordinary citizen is working with the police to help control their community. Crime is unable to become extinct but may become well tamed, and the United States always has had issues that have yet diminished. Take a look and ask yourself have or are you making a difference in your community. Community policing has been around since the beginning of policing and in most areas has improved while making a great affect. The mission of all community policing programs is to completely involve both the police and community with many separate objectives. Many of these objectives have been built to create community relations and to promote crime awareness. The vision of both the community and the police department is to create safer environments for an increase of human life. Along with creating and implementing these programs in communities reductions in crime rates vary. Depending on statistical data all communities have different needs in which determines how and when these programs will become effective. Some community policing programs involve elderly citizens as others target other age groups. Community policing has been established mainly in part for trust in the police. One of the main issues that communities face is that they are not able to go to the police and report crime because of retaliation or with the fear that the police are the enemy. Foot and bike patrol play an integral part within the New York State University Police Department.
Problem-solving policing involves many tools and researching techniques that will allow law enforcement agencies to deal with crime. Many police departments have...
References: New York State University Police. Community Policing Philosophy. www.publicsafety.binghamton.edu
Peak, Kenneth J. Justice Administration: Police, Courts, and Corrections Management. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010
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