Community Policing Philosophy

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Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.
—Community Policing Defined

Today, Participatory governance has become the buzzword of the society. People – the stakeholders of democracy are ready to participate with government functionaries for delivering the services. Community policing is one such aspect where the community works in close association with police department in controlling the crime, improving the prevention of crime thus by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness
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Jenny Coquilhat ,Evaluation Team ,Organisational Assurance , New Zealand Police has systematically classified the elements into philosophical , strategic, tactical and organisational dimensions which include themes like “Broad organisational goals encourage a culture that supports community policing , Employ long term strategies that support community policing , Structures and training that promote community policing , Requires a whole-of-police…show more content…
Possible consequences of poor implementation could include, lack of control, flexibility and tailoring at neighbourhood level, not recognising the historical lack of trust between police and certain communities, lack of good quality information about crime provided to communities Police officers work independently of the community in identifying and solving problems, Training in problem solving and community engagement can be neglected , Lack of performance measures for community police officers ,Communities are ambiguous with different values and expectations Agencies can promote conflicting values , Ownership of problems often allocated to police rather than the whole community Participation can be affected by individualism and lack of social capital , The community voice is limited to the vocal minority ,Resistance to community policing is attributed to the perception it is a move away from traditional law enforcement practices to a softer style of policing ,The community can be disempowered when offering solutions if Police dominate as the
Crime and disorder experts, Police are still reluctant to share information with the
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