Principles M week 4 Discussion 1
In reviewing the text, the author identifies Ten Principles of the
Community-Oriented Policing Chief. Select four of the principles,
in rank order, that you deem to be most important for the Chief’s success.
Provide your opinion as to why these principles are most important. Does
the importance of these selected principles change over time based on the
established implementation of community-oriented policing?
first principle of importance for a police chief to me is leadership. A good
leader has values of everybody in mind, not only their own. “The chief must be
able to articulate truthfully where the community is, where it needs to go, and
why the components and structural reorganization of community-oriented policing
are necessary to achieve these goals.” (Oliver, 2008. Pg. 277) A great leader
doesn’t have to talk about great news. It is important that they tell the
community the good and the bad. Shielding the community is not going to make a
problem going away, but a good leader will get everybody on the same page a set
a goal that everybody can work towards together.
think the second most important principle is commitment. When somebody is
committed, they won’t give up when times are hard. If a leader of a group gives
up, the group has no place to look to for help and guidance.
third most important principle to me for a police chief is the wiliness to
change. As society changes, new measures need to be taken which calls for
change. They must be willing and able to adapt to change, as well as knowing
the best route to the change that needs to be made.
fourth most important principle would have to be power sharing. Like I have
stated before, the community sees and knows things that officers do not. I
think that the input from community members helps the police chief to make
decisions that give the community trust in the system.
W. (2008). Community-oriented policing: A systematic approach to policing
(4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 13:
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