Assignment 3: Understanding the Prevalence of Community Policing
As a backlash the professional model which reflects a we are the experts and you are not attitude alienated the police from the public. Problems and crime kept growing and people wanted to be more involved in their communities. Therefore community members started to work closely with the police. The police saw their resources diminish and decided it was critical to engage the communities to more effectively combat rising crime.
Today the vast majority of law enforcement agencies state that they subscribe to the community policing philosophy. The implementation of the philosophy is varied but most agencies acknowledge the value of having a positive working relationship within the community.
Thus it is important to understand the history of modern policing to comprehend some possible conclusions as to why agencies began adopting the community policing philosophy.
Prepare a three to four page report answering the following questions.
Note: Use at least three scholarly sources with at least one source that is not part of the assigned readings. Include a separate page at the end of the report in APA format that links back to your in-text citations and supports your recommendations.