Community Policing

We have learned that Community Policing is a philosophy rather than a specific set of steps or programs and that this philosophy is supported by three common components. We also read in our text that policing has gone through three periods of evolution that brings us to where we are today.

The three periods are:

1. The political era

2. The reform era

3. The community era

For this discussion forum, find an article about a suitable Community Policing program which is functioning now and analyze how it may have gone through this evolution and how the philosophy and the three components are being used to better the community. First, provide a citation for your source. Then, in approximately 150 words, summarize the main “take-aways” of the article.

Finally, address the issues listed below approximately 300 words. Note that you should provide details regarding specific programs or activities that have been implemented. Analyze how these programs and activities relate to the Community Policing philosophy and the components that support it.

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