WK 8 ASSIGNMENT - Community and Problem-Solving Policing...

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Community and Problem-Solving Policing Daniel W. King
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Like any successful relationship the police and the residents within a community must communicate and listen to each other. The community must have a complete understanding of the police department’s goals, objectives, and problems. This is a key to a successful agency in crime solving and crime prevention. This will allow the community to establish a line of communication that can assist the police in problem solving and community policing and be successful as a whole community rather than two separate entities. These objectives can be established through planning, execution and like any successful relationship; communication. Police and communities have not always been fighting for the same goals and objectives but improvements in police and community relations came from changes involving political and social activities surrounding the civil rights movement in the 1960s (Law 2007). The government’s assistance came from the riots and protests involving racial injustices that involved racial discrimination and tension, including the police forces and their staff. Like all police agencies and the officers who work the front line the riots exposed the police actions and were scrutinized by the public. The fact that many police departments had very few minorities and studies released information that minorities were treated stricter than white citizens by law enforcement (Law 2007). The President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice recommended that the police must respond to the rapidly changing society (Law 2007). The area considered for the most needed improvement was the actions and views of the police toward the African American communities; including other minorities within society. The restructuring of community policing involved geographical boundaries; this
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action started the practice and the name of a “beat”. The idea was to staff teams of police officers inside a particular area within the community. This would establish the communication between police and the residents as the community would see the same staff everyday. The communication should grow with the trust instilled by the officers doing a professional job. This also incorporated the need to hire more minorities that understood the areas of concern and that could communicate with the residents of the
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This note was uploaded on 09/03/2010 for the course CJS 210 CJS 210 taught by Professor Garner during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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WK 8 ASSIGNMENT - Community and Problem-Solving Policing...

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