Community Problem Solving Paper

Jun 29th, 2015
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Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper on successful community problem solving. Identify a specific problem in your community that has been solved through a law enforcement initiative. If possible, base your paper on an interview you conduct with the person or persons responsible for creating and administering the program

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Community Problem Solving PaperNameClassDateProfessorCommunity Problem Solving Paper When crime problems emerge in a community it is the responsibility of local law enforcement agencies to step in and develop a solution to the crime problem. In the city of Walter\boro, South Carolina there was a major increase in violent crimes and several violent incidents that resulted in the need to develop a crime initiative to stop the crime problem and put preventative measures in place. Violent crimes like murder, rape, robbery and assault started to become the norm and community members were getting frustrated with the crime situation. The Walterboro Police Department developed a community oriented policing approach to the crime problem. Walterboro is a small city in South Carolina with a population of a little over 5,000 people. Drive by shootings and street crimes has been causing disruptions in the area and when there are 118 violent crimes in one year and eight of those crimes are murders an immediate crime solution is needed (Boineau, 2010). The violent crime problem began to become a concern in 2007 after several incidents of rape and murder as well as violent home invasions in 2009. The death of innocent three citizens shot to death on the streets led to such public outrage that an immediate response was needed. When responding to the public outrage the police department formed a partnership with community members to develop a safety i

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