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    Community Policing and Problem Solving for a Police Department

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    I need some help with the questions below so I can write a paper on the topic:
    •In your meeting, how will you respond concerning whether community policing is the panacea for the city's problems?
    •Since the police department has been operating with a traditional law enforcement mentality for more than 30 years, do you envision any problems with officers and supervisors within your department in moving toward a community policing and problem-solving approach in performing their assigned duties? ◦If so, how will you handle their concerns?
    •Using specific elements of the police organizational structure, where does it appear that you would need to reorganize the department, especially to accommodate this change in policing philosophy? Explain.
    •Do you foresee a change in the officers' workload as a result of the proposed changes? Would the workload be reduced or increased? Explain in detail.
    •What types of information would you use to evaluate the progress of your new policing initiative? ◦Identify, cite, and discuss the most recent research, both pros and cons, related to community policing and problem-solving techniques.
    •What is the importance of planning with regard to crime prevention? Explain in detail. ◦What types of crimes are the most difficult to plan for with regard to prevention? Explain.
    ◦How would you improve the planning process to further prevent crime? Explain in detail.
    •What is the importance of personnel management with regard to crime prevention? Explain in detail. ◦What do you recommend to effectively manage, train, and retain personnel to improve crime prevention? Explain.

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    Based on the questions to be covered in this paper, the primary goal of this paper seems to be convincing a traditionally operated police department to alter its approach and adopt a community policing approach. To begin, the introduction or first paragraph of the paper can provide a brief overview of community policing and problem solving, including its benefits. Since the goal is to persuade the police organization to implement community policing it is important to point out the virtues of this approach to policing in the community. Once the benefits have been presented, then the paper can be continued by responding to all of ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution provides suggestions for how to begin a paper or presentation on community policing that is intended to convince a police organization currently operating under a traditional policing approach to implement a community oriented or problem solving approach to policing.