As the police look at leaders for help in coming together on a plan to implement in a way to resolve issues (Ortmeier, 2006). As with leaders and other community persons being involved with the aspect of improving the community, shows criminals that crime in the neighborhood is not going to be. As with this also, in teaching others, it can limit the role of the officer (Ortmeier, 2006). Although the police is still a function in the community, they can put efforts to other problems elsewhere. It allows the community to share responsibilities in the crime-reduction and problem solving (National Crime Prevention Council, 2008).
It can be helpful to have a extra set of ears and eyes to help the community and stop the violent crimes from happening. A neighborhood watch can be easily created. First you can set up a meeting with your community and talk about the current issue which for Detroit is the violent crimes. Then come up with a strategy of what the community can do help stop it. It will be helpful for the city of Detroit communities to start creating one so they can help the city be well.
and abroad. This strategy follows the research that a little chronic offending criminals who do most the crime and will be punished to stop the crime. This strategy can be used with crackdowns or specific target of groups of people and or gangs. This can be used by giving those who follow the rules social service and employment opportunities, which is where community policing could come in and serve the community after the criminal activity has been targeted. This can show the police are here to help as well as fight crime and the trust of the community won 't be lost after the crackdown.
Every officer needs to be supportive of the program or it is destined to fail. The role of police can vary, from promoting the development of community organizations and assembling the organizations in problem solving and community building activities. The role of police is traditional known for enforcing the laws, which aim to making good arrests and having a high success rate for prosecution of criminals, and are involved in other maintenance activities, such as maintaining social order and are active in the community. For example, officers can have conversations with citizens of the community and get their perspective of what is working and what needs help. The last thing that is on their agenda is issuing an arrest.
They get to know the members of the community and the people in that community get to know them, making them a member of said community. After some time this small community will have gotten used to and have accepted this officer. Giving the officer more control and assistance. Empowerment of the police officer is vital to community based policing as Kim Pemberton wrote while quote Justice Wally Opal, “Police forces should decentralize and give individual officers more authority to work with communities”. The officer is in charge of making sure that area does not attract any crime, by making sure all broken windows are fixed, lawns are mowed, drunks are off of the street, and so on.
CIRV also offers youth an alternative to the gang way of life through a variety of social interventions. This initiative was adopted after the Boston Gun Project started in the 1990’s. The main focus of CIRV is to deter chronic offenders involved in violent crime and to mitigate gang and group violence. The objective is to offer violent groups or gangs alternatives to violence. CIRV has made job training, educational opportunities, and social programs available to these groups, and promotes them as providing “a way off of the streets.” If offenders refuse to take advantage of these opportunities, they are dealt with through the justice system.
Not to mention the complexity of crime, the police should no be left alone to deal with the matter. The community and police thus need to work together to deal with criminal activities. This will necessitate splitting of the crime matter into smaller areas that are easy to manage. The police officers are then set to work in these areas. The police therefore work with the community instead of working against the community, to curb the crime.
Community based policing can best be defined as, 'a collaborative effort between the police and the community that identifies problems of crime and disorder and involves all elements of the community in the search for solutions to these problems' (Sykes). Community based policing is the idea that the role of the police is not that of catching 'bad guys,' but more that of serving the public. In order for community based policing to have an effect, the presence of crime isn?t needed, in fact it?s often more effective without the involvement of crime, ?Modern police departments are frequently called upon to help citizens resolve a vast array of personal problems--many of which involve no law-breaking activity? (Schmalleger). The role of the police officer in community based policing, is to have an active part in the community.
It is even more imperative that organizational leaders discover and eliminate any and all barriers that impede the ability to deal with cultural differences. This can be attained through diversifying the organization so that community members believe that the police care about their concerns and safety. References
I believe that this is exactly what the Baltimore Commissioner should do. He should go and talk to all the community members and let them know that he is available and willing to work with them to take the city under control. The developed relationship should be followed by police officers working together with the community to solve actual problems and future ones. By engaging the community to solve community problems, it will be easier for Baltimore PD to earn their trust. Based on research findings the race affects satisfaction with the police indirectly and in combination with other factors such as the neighborhoods crime rate (Horowitz, 9).