Ashleigh wrote The community must be allowed to share power with the police, be allowed decision-making capabilities under all three of the components, and effectively lead the police.”(Oliver 2008)
Community members under the community policing have been given the role of being the eyes and ears of the community, forming patrols, and confronting criminal and disorderly individuals.
The neighborhood watch program is an example of where the community has stepped in to help the police. With the community looking out for its own so to speak there has been a reduction in crime because there has been more prying eyes in the areas. With all the good that this program has done there have also been the few individuals who have overstepped their boundaries.
What is a key component in securing the desired level of commitment from the community? I would have to say giving the community a voice. The reason I feel that this is important is because I feel a community would know what type of programs would be the most effective in certain neighborhoods. If the citizens feel that their voice is not being heard then they are less likely to participate in programs that can be beneficial for everyone.
Another important factor is creating counsels or boars where the community can elect members to represent them and meet with the police to discuss what methods are currently being utilized and whether or not they are working and what methods they might try next.
Oliver, W. (2008). Community-oriented policing: A systematic approach to policing (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 13: 978-0-13-158987-2
response Ashleigh, The community and the police
need to work together in ensuring the security and the safety. All levels of
poling need therefore to embrace Community policing. In securing the community,
it is good to understand the commitment required from both the police and the
community. It is also good to understand that in order to secure the community;
there is a need for the community to share certain powers with the police.
Since the police officers control the patrolling, it is good that the community
will need to be involved in decision-making.
It is good that the members
of the community involved in community policing become an actual part of
policing, by even taking part in the patrol, controlling the criminals and even
dealing with the disorderly individuals.
Another good aspect of the community involvement is the use of the watch
program where the community looks and speaks on its own. It is good the program
has been able to bear significant results in reductions of crime. Rather it
would be bad if the members of the community involved in community policing
overstep their boundaries. There must be extents to which the community is
involved in the policing activities. It would be bad if a member of the
community without the necessary protection suffers in the hands of criminals in
It is good to understand the
type of the most appropriate involvement programs the community needs to apply
in their neighborhood. Creating boards
and counsels to represent the community in policing matters is also a very
important factor. It is bad if the
community does not have representation in policing since they would not be
involved in the relevant decision making on their (Oliver, 2008).
Oliver, W. (2008). Community-oriented policing:
A systematic approach to policing (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson
Education, Inc. ISBN 13: 978-0-13-158987-2
can you look over this response , I think there is one to many it is good in the discussion thanks