Thoroughly explain the importance of the community policing evaluation process,
two forms of evaluation used in determining policing
effectiveness, and how the evaluations are used by the administration.
How does the community policing evaluation process differ from that used in
evaluating traditional policing? In your opinion, does the evaluation process
properly identify successful implementation or areas of concern? Why or why
Your initial response should be 250-300 words in length. Please support your
claims with examples from the text and/or scholarly articles.
That evil is half-cured whose cause we know.
—Shakespeare (Oliver, 2008, p.294).
policing is the way forward for serving the community since it is evident that
through the process, the law enforcement will be able to handle the changing
natures of the communities while at the same time deal with the dynamic
characteristics of crime, violence as well as law disorders within the
However, after implementation
of the technique, there is need to have a thorough evaluation of the process.
The importance of this evaluation is to understand the effectiveness of the
community policing and the nature of elevated levels of crimes within the
community (Miller, Hess & Orthmann, 2011). This helps in selecting the
effective methods to curb the community disorders and control crimes. It is also
good in helping understand the policing administration, and the needed
improvements at the level of accountability and professionalism of the
In determining the
effectiveness of the police department, we can use different forms of evaluation.
The first is the level of community engagement in reducing the crime rates; in
this case, the measure is on developing and maintaining trust of the community
to the policing (Kappeler & Gaines, 2012). This is the level at which the
community is able to engage with the officers. The second is the administrative
decentralization of the policing, which is the level at which policing has
created community partnership, and the level of developing the problem solving
strategies within the community. The evaluation
actively influences the effectiveness of the implementation of community
Since community policing is
not a single police tactic as tradition, the evaluation needs a collection of strategies
that are under a set of common principles applied in multiple different ways.
However, determining the effectiveness of community policing depends on how a
department defines its effectiveness. Each police department applies different
tactics differently, thus evaluation might differ depending on the community
and the selected initiative. We need to remember it is of utmost importance that each police
department institute its own evaluation process for implementation of
community-oriented policing (Masterson and Stevens, 2002, p.295).
Kappeler, V. E., & Gaines, L. K. (2012). Community Policing:
A Contemporary Perspective. Burlington:
Miller, L. S., Hess, K. M., & Orthmann, C. M. H. (2011). Community
policing: Partnerships for problem
solving. Australia: Delmar Cengage Learning.
(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
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