Discuss the Transition to Community Policing Philosophies

Sep 6th, 2014
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The Transition to Community Policing week 1 post 1

Identify and explain three differences between traditional and community policing philosophies. What historical perspectives have influenced the transition from traditional policing to community policing within many departments across the country? What impact did this transition have with regard to law enforcement administration and management?  

The first difference to discuss is that in a traditional policing concept, the police are not around until a crime is committed and then the officers respond to apprehend the suspect or investigate the crime itself.  This is a reaction type of response instead of a preventative response which is community policing.  Community policing puts the police department in the public and community and many times where available, they have a beat or patrol that remains the same and keeps the same officers in the neighborhood.  This allows them to build relationships with the community and make their presence known.

Traditional policing also handles crimes by themselves as a department and community policing involves the community in the policing activity.  Not necessarily apprehending suspects or investigating calls but programs such as neighborhood watch which allows the citizens to be vigilant in their own neighborhood for criminal activity.

The final comparison is that traditional policing does not take the community in account when decisions are made or when policy is developed.  Community policing allows input from the community and often a board is created to work with city officials to get the community’s opinion so they help develop and own the solution or new program.

Policing in the United States is once again undergoing a period of rapid change in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. While police departments across the United States have been implementing the principles of community-oriented policing for nearly two decades, the threat of terrorism and the concentrated efforts of Homeland Security have forced the police to rethink their role (Oliver, 2008).  After 9/11, police departments had to change their method of policing to not only look out for traditional criminals but now terrorists.  This involved many training programs and funding.

The affect on law enforcement and management was that new programs had to be developed to handle the new threat and funding had to be secured as well.  The Federal government also became more involved in local departments in items such as sharing data bases and information.  The local departments had to also reach into the community and gain their support for the changes from traditional to community policing.

References

Oliver, W. (2008). Community Oriented Policing A Sytematic Approach To Policing. New Jersey: Pearson Education Company.

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You did a great job giving the differences between traditional and community policing philosophies. You also mentioned that traditional system was to solve the problem that arises unlike current community policing system which is preventive. This difference is well defined because traditionally, police were not intermingling with the community but remained in the offices. Second difference is the way the problems were handled by the police department alone unlike the current community policing where community is included in the problem solving in the society. Finally, traditional policing did not include the community in policy making unlike the current times whereby the community around are involved in policing.

Your discussion described the historical events in transition from traditional policing to current community policing. It has dated the transition from 2001 up to today. New policies were developed together with some program that paved ways to involving the community involvement in creating wellness of the business. The programs aim at handling new threats and funding. Another  good point was you described the set question with proper description of the differences in traditional and current community policing in the police department.

Reference

Brown, L. P. (2012). Policing in the 21st century: Community policing. Bloomington, IN:   Authorhouse.

The article has precisely given difference between traditional and community policing philosophies. First thing that article outline as a difference is that traditional system was to solve the problem that arises unlike current community policing system which is preventive. This difference is well defined because traditionally, police were not intermingling with the community but remained in the offices. Second difference is the way the problems were handled by the police department alone unlike the current community policing where community is included in the problem solving in the society. Finally, traditional policing did not include the community in policy making unlike the current times whereby the community around are involved in policing.

The article has described the historical events in transition from traditional policing to current community policing. It has dated the transition from 2001 up to today. It states that transition was developed after an increase in terror attacks. The police department therefore decided to have an understanding of the community.

New policies were developed together with some program that paved ways to involving the community involvement in creating wellness of the business. The programs aim at handling new threats and funding. The program also encourages the community to give the law enforcers.

This article is considered good since it has precisely described the set question with proper description of the differences in traditional and current community policing in the police department. The expectations that were not met by the article are to outlines the effect to the community and to the police department from the transition. Therefore the article can be considered to be good however the little information should be included on effects.

Reference

Brown, L. P. (2012). Policing in the 21st century: Community policing. Bloomington, IN:   Authorhouse.

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