The reform era transitioned into the community era of policing due to the reform era not being able to handle the socially changing landscape. In the community era of policing, police officers are about problem-solving and engaging the community members. What works in the community era of policing is the relationships built within the community and the changing approach of crime prevention instead of a reactive approach. What does not working is officer safety is more crucial because of officers
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.
For these problems, solutions will be discussed, focusing on political reform, education, and citizen review boards. These measures are necessary to protect ourselves from police taking advantage of their positions as law enforcement officers with greater permissive rights than private citizens. Because of this significant differential, all citizens must take affirmative action from physical brutality, rights violations, and information abuse. Problems arise, however, when one side is told what to do by another, as there is bound to be conflicting viewpoints. In regard to police abuse, there will be many officers who feel that their job of fighting escalating street crime, gangs, narcotics violations, and other violent crimes is difficult already, and that worrying about excessive policy for abusive behavior will only further decrease their ability to fight crime effectively, efficiently, and safely.
The organization that I have come up with is called the MPPR, the Misuse of Police Power Recognition. It is important that the first step to solving the problem we have is for the police is to recognize what is going on. We need to recognize that what some police men are doing is wrong and put a stop to it. One major thing that could help stop the abuse would be to talk to the police officers advisers. Most of the time they do not know what is going on around their precinct because it happens behind their back.
On the matter of community policing, I believe that the police force plays a big role. This is based on implementing the various strategies geared towards achieving an effective community policing. Taking a closer look at crime, it is widely evident that crime cases in any given society cannot be solved by any single individual alone. This calls for aid in order to curb the vice. Not to mention the complexity of crime, the police should no be left alone to deal with the matter.
Poor public relations damages community relations, which is a result of the professionalization of police forces and technological advances further isolating officers from their communities. However, poor public relations has led to the use of community policing and problem-oriented strategies to get police more involved with community members in forming partnerships to implement preventative measures and reduce the fear of crime. Such can be viewed through adding foot patrols, youth and police activities, neighborhood watch programs, and liaison programs with community leaders, yet the success of these programs remain uncertain (Alder, et al., 2013, pp.
Many people feel negatively towards the police and the justice system when claims of misconduct go un-investigated. Consequently, this shows the police need to have their privileges specifically outlined and strictly enforced so that shooting incidents and reports of brutality are thoroughly investigated otherwise citizens start developing the idea that the justice system is actually working against them. Especially when they stop protecting the community and only help each other. When the majority starts losing faith in the police, citizens begin to feel as if they are not safe and that they need to take action and start protecting the community since there is no where else to
This can be for various reasons including the messages we are taught growing up about police. Not only does this interfere with police safety and efficacy but it also prevents many victims from seeking help under the presumption that the police will not help or will actually harm them or their families. This is especially of concern in ethnic communities that have differing traditions they fear police will infringe upon. According to a publication by Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute (2011) community outreach and involvement of patrol officers can decrease crime and increase safety of citizens and
Police departments need to go out and talk to the communities and listen to their concerns, they need to do neighborhood surveys. Police departments need to be able to identify which neighborhoods have the highest fear of crime and they need to implement ways to reduce that fear. There are some ways that I believe that police officers can reduce the fear or crime in their communities. I believe that an increase in police visibility and motorized patrol throughout the day will help in reducing both the fear of crime and crime itself. If people see more police officers or patrol cars in their neighborhoods they are less likely to commit crimes because they do not want to get caught.
Under community policing, police agencies are expected not only to cooperate with citizens and communities but also to actively solicit input and participation. The exact nature of this participation can and should vary from community to community and from situation to situation in keeping with the problem-oriented approach. As a general rule, though, police should avoid claiming that they alone can handle crime, drug, or disorder problems, and they should encourage individual citizens and community groups to shoulder some responsibility for dealing with such problems. Police have sometimes found it necessary to engage in community organizing as a means of accomplishing any degree of citizen participation in problem solving or crime prevention. In disorganized and transient neighborhoods, residents are often so distressed, fearful, and suspicious of each other (or just so unfamiliar with their neighbors) that police have literally had to set about creating a sense of community where none previously existed.