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COPPS Philosophy and the SARA Method

You are the captain in the police department's special response unit. You unit normally handles many special projects for the chief of police, from providing officers for parades and demonstrations to targeting an area in which there is serious ongoing crime problems. Your chief, who insists on using the Community Policing and Problem Solving method to address crime issues, has advised you that there is a street racing and underage drinking problem that has been reported in the Westwood community by the community association.


Your task is to find a way to solve these problems using the COPPS philosophy and provide information directly to the Chief of Police as to how you plan on addressing the problem. This assignment should use the Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment (the SARA method) format for the report. (I'm not quite sure how to go about this scenario)

Solution Summary

Referring to the scenario, this solution assists in applying the COPPS philosophy to the situation and explains how to solve the problem using the Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment (the SARA method) format, references provided.