Police Visibility Case Study

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COMMUNITY SATISFACTION OF THE RESIDENCE OF COMPOSTELA VALLEY ON POLICE SERVICES Submitted by: Marjorie Biado Junmar Pelarada Shaira Pagayon Submitted to: Dean Carmelita B. Chavez Ph., D CHAPTER 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING Background of the Study A new focus on Community policing, with its emphasis on working with communities to identify problems and solutions, was an example of such changed. Communities were now consumers or clients and educated to expert a particular level of service. A number of mechanisms were put in place whereby community satisfaction with police services was monitored regularly; resulting on more outwardly focused pro-active emphasis on police practice. (Fleming and O’Reilly 2007). As…show more content…
The defining character patrolman in uniform is their visibility. Police visibility plays a cardinal role in police strategy, particularly in the case of community policing. This emphasis on the deterrent effect of the police visibility results in the fact that the perceived physical presence of police is integrated into the continuum of police force, thus conflating capacity with actuality. This conflation indicates a deep seated-problem within the Weber-Bittner paradigm: whether it is open to empirical falsification is questionable. If for the police, just being there is tantamount to acting there, it becomes nearly impossible to refute (or to validate) empirically the claim that the police are define by their capacity to use force. They exercise this capacity merely by being present in the context situation. (Heitmeyer, Hagan…show more content…
When combined, both the police and the community assume the crime and disorder are produced by factors over which the police have little control, such as education and welfare issue, and that crime reduction needs to focus on these factors. (Rogers, Jewels, Reed, John 2011) In some circumstances, police and community knowledge can exist in symbolic reaction such that one can reinforce and complement the other to produce authoritative local common sense that underpins local governance. Alternative perspectives, among hard-to-reach or marginalized groups, for example might be driven out of local consultation processes. (Rowe 2013) A community without a police department and creating alternatives on its own may wish to contact neighboring communities to access the community’s interests in creating consolidated police department. Municipalities with small police departments may also want to consider this approach as a method of improving police services or reducing cost. (Shane

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