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Investigative Efforts week 3 discussion 1(Da)

To fully understand what kinds of investigative efforts are being made by police to address real-world problems, select two individual problem solving guides from the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing | Problem Guides and assess what police are using to succeed in their investigative and problem-solving efforts. Summarize then analyze both of the problem guides you selected, focusing on the positive aspects of the research. How can this information be utilized and applied in a law enforcement agency?

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The two choices made are Burglary of Single-Family Houses and Shoplifting.  These are significant problems in Lamar Colorado.  The application of Problem Oriented Policing efforts will assist Lamar Police Department with criminal analysis and crime detection, prevention, and conclusions in the future.

Burglary of Single-Family Houses identifies several aspects that should trigger interest in the department.  The first aspect discussed is the time of day (Weisel, 2002).  Lamar Police has recently identified that most burglaries are occurring during daylight hours when homeowners or residents are gone to work.  It has not been identified yet whether these are single parent homes which might lead to another aspect of the burglar.  When an officer or suspect looks around a neighborhood it is not hard to tell which houses are empty, especially if there is no garage or if the garage happens to be open.  This was discussed in Lamar Police recently.  It was suggested that anyone spending any limited amount of time within a neighborhood would quickly realize which houses no residents there at certain times.  My neighbor leaves her garage door open only when she is away from the residence.  It is closed when she is home.  This is a strong indicator for anyone looking for a target to hit it when the garage door is open.

The second aspect is the type of target being hit.  This is limited to single-family houses as the title suggests.  So the particularities of these houses is discussed.  The points of access and egress is suggested as a problem area and should be addressed by police with homeowners so they understand that limited lines of sight or obstructions can provide access to the residence (Weisel, 2002).  When a burglar sees a target that has a hidden door or an open door, this provides them with an idea of an easy target.

The third aspect discussed and analyzed is the burglar. It is suggested that a lot can be determined by the type of scene chosen, the point of entry, and the items taken in the burglary (Weisel, 2002).  This can determine a profile and method of operation for a particular burglar. 

When all of these issues are identified the police use this to assist them with identifying the type of perpetrator and the reasons for the burglary.  The police then provide this information to either those in the area or the entire city as a form of deterrence (Weisel, 2002).  This deterrence can be measured for effectiveness and a determination can be made as to the next steps needed.

Many responses are suggested that can be measured.  These steps increase the knowledge of the city and the police department as well as making burglary a harder process.  This is the way a target is “hardened” (Weisel, 2002).  These steps empower the citizens while increasing the effectiveness of law enforcement.


This guide identifies the goals of thieves in regards to what the overall objective is when completing the thefts.  This guide goes on to suggest the analysis of the locations to see what is being stolen and how business is usually completed as well as staffing issues (Clarke & Petrossian, 2013).  Again one must determine locations and times of activity to assist with deterrence. 

Law enforcement should set goals and use the guidelines to determine effectiveness of these programs (Clarke & Petrossian, 2013).  The guidelines again empower the victims and those that could be victims in order to assist officers with deterring crimes. 

It has been suggested in Lamar Colorado that the store staff remove obstructions from the windows in order for police to be able to see the customer and clerk while on patrol.  The ability of the clerk to see down all aisles from the register location is important and has been a deterrent.  The Lamar Police has also been trespassing thieves from the stores where the shoplifting has occurred.  This results in a burglary charge on the next shoplifting incident by this suspect.  This has been an effective law enforcement deterrent.  Anti-theft devices and in-store security video has also been a deterrent.  Even fake cameras are a deterring factor is this remains secure information.

All of these suggested guidelines can empower the potential victim while hardening targets and providing good evidence regarding the crime.  This evidence can be used by police to assist with prosecution of the case.  Irrefutable physical evidence is crucial to a successful prosecution (Peak, 2012). 


Clarke, R. V., & Petrossian, G. (2013, April). Shoplifting. Retrieved from Office of Community Oriented Policing Services: www.cops.usdoj.gov

Peak, K. J. (2012). Policing America: Challenges and Best Practices. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, Inc.

Weisel, D. L. (2002, July 25). Burglary of Single-Family Houses. Retrieved from Office of Community Oriented Policing Servies: www.cops.usdoj.gov

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