Daniel wrote: The Transition to Community
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?
Community policing allows the police to work
more directly with the public. The police work with the community in order to
monitor and reduce the amount of crime rates. The community working with the
police allows them to now which police officers patrol their area and the
police to know which areas have more of a crime rate, which allows them to
monitor them more often.
Traditional policing occurs in some areas, where the police are sent to an area
of crime after it's been reported. Traditional policing don't allow any input
in decisions or help from citizens. Many states have chosen to use community
policing since it is more effective in efforts to reduce crime rates. Community
policing allows police to wor with citizens which allows for many communities
to form watch groups within their community and report any unusual behavior or
people to the police.
With the advancement of technology this allows more people to communicate
better, which allows for community policing to work better than traditional
policing. Community policing often has communities to work together and help
patrol their communities, as well as know which officers patrol their area.
Oliver, W. (2008). Community oriented Policing A Systematic Approach To
Policing. New Jersey: Pearson
The article differentiates
the modern method used in the police department to ensure safety of the public.
It differentiates between community policing methods and the traditional
methods. The article clearly describes the differences. Community policing philosophy
states that today police department has integrated the law enforcement officers
with the public to ensure safety of the public. This has significantly brought
efficiency in the police department and in the public. This has also included
the public to ensure their safety making it possible for them to report any
incident before it happens or immediately after it happens. According to the article, traditional method
of policing was inefficient. This is because the police officers or the law
enforcement officers were just sent to the crime scene after crime had happened (Oliver, 2008). They remained in the offices until the crime happen. This is a
clear indication that many crimes went unrecorded and without the police
department knowing. Public policing philosophy works towards solving the
problem and preventing any problem that may arise. This is because most of the
time police department is always with the public and therefore they can observe
some problems happening. On top of that the public can easily access police
The paper is not complete. It
has left some important aspects of the question. It has just outlined the
differences but it has not covered on the historical perspective of transition.
It does not also explain on the impacts of the transition to the law
enforcement department in depth. It has explained with a lot of brevity.
Therefore we can say that the article has some parts that are good while others
are not good.
W. (2008). Community oriented Policing A Systematic Approach To Policing.
New Jersey: Pearson Education