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Community Policing Initiative
A look at effective approaches to establishing a community policing program in an American municipality.
# 68987 | 5,680 words | 21 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Sep 25, 2006 in Criminology (Public and Crime) , Public Administration (General)

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This paper is an extensive literature review that shows that community policing initiatives have become increasingly popular in recent years and are now in place in the vast majority of American cities. It points out that the impact of these programs has been difficult to assess; but the fact remains that, in 1980, the United States clearly led the Western world in overall crime and ranked particularly high in property crime; however, since the implementation of community policing programs across the country, statistics have shown a marked decline in U.S. property crime. It also discusses how the research indicates that, despite their many success, community policing programs have experienced a wide range of internal and external obstacles and constraints to their implementation that continue to plague many such efforts today.

Table of Contents
Review of the Literature
Background and Overview
Community Policing Programs - What Are They?
Constraints to Implementation
Current and Future Trends
Recommendations and Supporting Rationale
Chiefs' Support
The Liaison Officer
The Survey
Officer Training
Current Community Policing Programs
Dearborn Security Network, Dearborn Police Department, Dearborn, Michigan
PRIDE, Southfield Police Department, Southfield, Michigan
Downtown Detroit Security Executive Council (DDSEC), Detroit Police Department (DPD)
Annual Update Seminar on Security and Crime Prevention, Detroit Chapter of American Society for Industrial Security, (ASIS) and the DPD
Baltimore County Police Department and Private Security Association
Area Police/Private Security Liaison (APPL), New York City Police Department (NYPD)

From the Paper:

"The goals and methods of community policing are comparable to those of community development planning; for example, both activities are designed to foster stable, healthy neighborhoods, and both attempt to involve community residents in these improvement efforts. As a result, urban planners and community police officers are increasingly being required to work together in order to maximize their impacts and to take advantage of the perspectives and skills that each profession brings to the task of improving living conditions in a community's neighborhoods."

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