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Gangs have become increasingly become more violent over time and have also increased their activity in drugs and other illegal activities to support the gang and help recruit new gang members, often from U.S. middle and high schools. In this scenario, you have been asked to begin a gang initiative with a community that has suffered an increase in gang activity over time. Your police department follows closely the community policing paradigm, meaning it has realized the importance of working with the community as a whole to resolve long-term problems that have often stymied efforts led only by the police in the past. Recently, one of these community groups came to you, as police chief, and asked that you respond to what it feels is an increasingly dangerous gang problem in the community. There have been several serious incidents of violence and drive-by shootings, along with the increase in drug traffic and attempts to gain new gang members in your local middle and high schools. You recog

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CRJS315-IP3NameClassDateProfessorCRJS315-IP3 In order to ensure that youths in the local community are not subject to the manipulations of the gangs it is essential that the Police chief take the concern of community members seriously and develop an effective gang initiative. The Police Chief will need to employ the community oriented approach in order to develop an effective solution to the crime problem. This solution will be created by the COP team and will involve members of the community and members of the police department that work together to develop crime solutions. As the Police Chief individual initiatives can also be employed in order to stop the gang problem and reduce the fear of community members. The first initiative the Police Chief will employ individually is educating parents and youths on the dangers of gang activity. The Police chief can call a community meeting where he explains to parents the dangers of gangs and the ways to assist in preventing their children from joining gangs. The forum will also allow parents to ask questions in order to better understand the threat and measures that should be taken to ensure their children do not get led into the gang life. By the Police Chief speaking at the community meeting parents and other community members will be better assured an effective response will be developed to the crime problem. Also the more educated the parents the less vulnerable they will be in failing to see

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