Community Policing in New York and Chicago Essay by Master Researcher

Community Policing in New York and Chicago
An analysis of the success of the New York and Chicago community policing models.
# 86609 | 1,125 words | 5 sources | 2005 | US

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


The paper compares and contrasts two of the United States' most conspicuously successful community policing initiatives: the New York COMPSTAT program and the Chicago CAPS program. The paper briefly describes both, delineates some of the differences and similarities between the two and ultimately concludes that a rigidly monolithic approach to community policing, at least if the New York and Chicago models are any indication, is not desirable or necessary.

From the Paper:

"In recent years, community policing has become increasingly prominent as police departments find themselves lacking the resources to combat crime in all of its various manifestations. With this in mind, the following paper will examine community policing in two communities - New York and Chicago - and ascertain where each is similar, and where each is different. Specifically, the paper will explicate "CAPS", discuss "COMPSTAT" strategies, compare the two, and - not least of all - delineate the contrasts between the two entities. Ultimately, what should become apparent is that there is not one effective means of combating crime., a respected web site written for and by police officers, simply defines community policing as "law enforcement that seeks to integrate officers into the local community to reduce crime and (to) gain good community relations" ("Glossary - Community Policing" 2004, para.1)."

Cite this Essay:

APA Format

Community Policing in New York and Chicago (2005, December 01) Retrieved February 26, 2024, from

MLA Format

"Community Policing in New York and Chicago " 01 December 2005. Web. 26 February. 2024. <>