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Philosophies of Community Policing 1 Philosophies of Community Policing Jessie Lassabe CJS/210 1/17/10 Axia University
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2 Philosophies of Community Policing Community policing has come a long way since the 1960’s. Before police were just walking the so called beat. Then they went to staying in their cars and reporting to incidents after anything has happened. They did not do anything to help prevent nor deter crime. However, as time changes so do police tactics and methods. The major change in policing tactics started in the 1980’with the article “broken Windows: The Police and Neighborhood Safety”, by James Q. Wilson and George Kelling. This article pointed out where community fear originated from. With the came the modern era of community policing and problem-solving policing. In this document I will explain what community policing and problem-solving policing are. In addition, I will also explain the federal government’s integration into community policing. To start community policing is how police tactics help the community and prevent crime. This is necessary because if crime can be prevented then the community will feel safer in their homes and neighborhoods. Community policing boost morale and help to fill the gap between police and the public. The community policing involves the officer to get out of their cars and return to walking around and socializing with the community in their area. This allows for the citizens to not feel scared when talking to police officers because the officer is someone that they have seen on a day-to-day basis almost like friends. Except the officer still maintaining authority, he still has the power to arrest offenders. However, the officer’s main purpose is to prevent crime and help solve community problems. Community problems would include domestic disturbances, violence, robbery and many
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2011 for the course CJS 212 taught by Professor Smith during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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