Community policing ch 7
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Why are police asking the community to help them identify and prioritize concerns?
Partnerships usually result in a more effective solution to a problem because of the shared responsibilities, resources, and goals.
What are the four dimensions of trust?
Four dimensions of trust are shared priorities, competency, dependability, and respect.
Should beats and shifts be permanent?
Traditional shift and beat ROTATION are detrimental to the building of partnerships.
What kind of beats should community policing be assigned to? Why?
The community (beat) for which a patrol officer is given responsibility should be small, well-defined geographic area
... so officer's become experts about their beats and the community
What may impede a shared vision and common goals?
Demands on the police from one community of interest can sometimes clash with the rights of another community of interest.
Such conflicting interest may impede establishing a common vision and shared goals.
In addition to commonalities, what must be recognized when forming partnerships?
The conflicts within communities are as important to recognize as the commonalities.
What are the common criticism of community policing?
Criticism of the partnerships in community policing usually centers on time and money.
How can the common criticisms of community policing be addressed?
Departments might free up time for partnerships without expense through effective call management or call reduction.
How are some cities diverting non-emergency calls from 911?
Large cities have begun to implement 311 lines to divert non-emergency calls from 911
What purpose does the citizen police academies serve?
It educates the public about the nature of police work and encourages public involvement in crime prevention and problem-solving efforts,
making citizens more effective partners in community policing
What key collaborators may be overlooked in community policing efforts?
Key collaborators who should not be overlooked include prosecutors, courts, corrections, other government agencies
also: private security providers, victims, the volunteers, and even such groups as taxi drivers.
What are some of the benefits of using citizens as volunteers?
May include improved service delivery, increased cost effectiveness, relief of sworn personnel for other duties, improved public image, enhanced understanding of police function, provision of new program opportunities, increased political support, restored community responsibility reduced crime, and increase property values.
Why can it be more difficult to build partnerships in lower income neighborhood?
May be more difficult because often there are fewer resources and less trust between the citizens and law enforcement.
Occurs when a number of agencies and individuals make a commitment to work together and contribute resources to obtain a common, long-term goal.
Also referred to as partnerships
Those people who have interest in what happens in a particular situation
VOCAB: call management
Calls are prioritized based on the department's judgment about the emergency nature of the call (ex: immediate danger, or crime in progress) , response time, need for backup, and other local factors
VOCAB: Call stacking
A process preformed by a commuter-aided dispatch system in which non-emergency, lower priority calls are ranked and held or "stacked" so the higher properties are continually dispatched first.
VOCAB: working in "silos"
Occurs when agencies with common interests work independently with no collaboration
A three-way partnership among the
American association of retired persons (AARP) the international association of chiefs of police (IACP) , and the nationals sheriff's association (NSA)
to address criminal victimization of older peopl
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