Describe how evaluation criteria employed in the traditional
policing model, such as crime rates, clearance rates, and response times, have
been problematic when applied to the community oriented policing and problem
solving strategy. Provide at least two solutions
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.
Support your claims with examples from required material(s), and properly cite
efficiency, equity, and accountability are guiding principles (Peak, Gaines
& Glensor. 2010, p. 169). When delivering a productive police department.
As noted in Peak,
Gaines, & Glensor (2010) Productivity is best accomplished through a team
effort with management, supervisors, and officers working to provide services
to the community (p.191).
Policing has gone under
several revolutions over time. These changes are due to the need to provide
exceptional and extemporary security and safety services to the people they
serve either in the community or in a certain region as a whole. Hence, the
modern successful police department needs to show certain characteristic that
defines their success.
First, a successful police
department in modern law enforcement needs to be transparency in all its
endeavors. The police department puts the public trust at a higher notch only
when the officers are involves in transparent activities (Gaines and Worrall,
2012). The police department must impose some directives to ensure that it
gives relevant information to the public and conduct scrutiny to ascertain any
allegations. On the same course, the police department has to have high level
of accountability since the department has, at all cost, to maintain the high
ethical standards. It must ensure that officers acts responsibly.
Additionally, the police
department has to ensure that it design applicable ways to reach the community.
A community outreach characteristic defines the success of the police
department. Another characteristic is that a successful police department needs
to have a plan and clear expectations that guides the officers to work as
expected and preserve the police conduct.
Applying crime rates, arrests and citations, clearances and
response time played a key role in traditional policing. However, in modern
problem oriented community policing strategy, these must be a challenge
especially because now we only need to measure the quality of the services and
adequacy levels (Wadman, 2009). There are several flaws in the traditional
measures and were not broader and inclusive as in the modern community
policing. Community policing measures are more demanding and require much
involvement than the traditional.
commanders, on the other hand, must assist in the development of programs and
strategies that result in officers being able to accomplish goals and
Gaines, L. K., & Worrall, J. L. (2012). Police
administration. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar/Cengage.
Peak, K., Gaines, L. & Glensor, R. (2010). Police
supervision and management in an era of community policing (3rd ed.) Upper
saddle, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN: 9780135154663
Wadman, R. C. (2009). Police Theory in America:
Old Traditions and New Opportunities. Springfield:
Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD.