Community and Problem-Solving Policing

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Community and Problem-Solving Policing Your name here Axia College University of Phoenix In most community policing projects, the concept of community is defined in terms of “administrative areas” traditionally used by police departments to allocate patrols, instead of in terms of “ecological areas” defined by common norms, shared values, and interpersonal bonds. It is important that police implement community-based programs because crime prevention is much cheaper, safer, and overall better for the community and these programs allow a place for teens to go to keep themselves busy. It is important that police implement community-based programs because crime prevention is much cheaper, safer, and overall better for the community. These programs allow a place for teens to go to keep themselves busy. If they stay busy then they are much less likely to commit a crime. Police have the challenges of exploring, helping, and interacting with various populations, including the aging population, youth, the homeless, crime victims, and the physically challenged. The more educated a community is concerning the role of the police and the challenges the police face in meeting multiple demands, the more supportive and helpful they can be. There are community programs that help with community policing. Neighborhood watch programs are great because it gets the community involved and reduces crime. The negative part is that this may cause neighbors to turn on each other. Crime stoppers is a great asset because people are tempted to call in and do call in to provide the police with tips in order to solve a crime. The bad part about this is that the police get so many false leads that it jams up the investigation. Citizen patrols are great because citizens can patrol in cars or on foot in order to help police prevent or stop crimes from happening.

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