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1. Explain community-policing. List the benefits and disadvantages of community policing. Detail the two most important points for police agencies in utilizing this perspective.
Community Policing brings police and citizens together to avoid crime and solve neighborhood problems. With community policing, the emphasis is on stopping crime before it happens, not giving an answer to calls for service after the crime occurs. Community policing gives citizens more control over the standard of living within their community. Community policing means police become an element of the neighborhood. (more…)