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Proactive Policing Tactics to combat crime

You are to speak to a community group about your police department and how they fight crime.

- Identify the proactive tactics available to the police.
- Analyze each tactic's purpose and effectiveness.
- Select a problem or issue in your community that should be addressed by the police and propose a specific tactic to address that problem or issue.
- Select three of the proactive tactics which would be most important to implement and explain why.

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The first proactive tactic that I would use is starting a community foot patrol wherein officers on foot patrol walk through the neighborhood establishing a visible presence with the community as well as to deter potential offenders. In addition, I would employ actual community patrols with designated members of the community serving as honorary police officials without guns and with explicit instructions to only report ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides students with an explanation of the available proactive tactics that can be employed to combat crime in different scenarios.