Community Policing Pros And Cons

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Office. This assures that a Chief Constable will not be selected whose name is not approved by the Home Office. It is not necessary that the Chief Constable should be from the ranks of the itself. Often the selection has been from the outside specially from the armed forces. However, promotions to command positions beneath the Chief Constable is almost always made from the ranks of the local police. 6) Policing Method- the British Police follow the system of community policing. Often community partnerships are built through which local schools, businesses, town halls etc. are tied into anti-crime programs. These contracts are further strengthened by new crime-prevention concepts like ‘intelligence lead policing’ by which potential threats to the community are found out and targeted. The British police unarmed that is they do not carry arms. Traditionally this was the concept and was followed uniformly throughout Britain. But now, due to an increase in crime rate and the nature of crime, the police often are in a dilemma and they have no option…show more content…
They feel that they are overworked having to do a lot of policing as well as non-policing functions, considering the fact that there is an acute shortage of police staff. Poor working conditions, lack of adequate resources, poor infrastructure, political interference etc. add to their woes. Public demand has become multifarious and expectations are high. More often than not the police find it very difficult to meet such burgeoning expectations be it due to lack of adequate personnel or lack of adequate resources. The equipment given to them is often outdated. The criminals in fact carry better weapons and tools than the police. They carry AK47s while the police still carry .303 rifles. They are not supplied with adequate transportation and communication

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