Community-Based Policing

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    • 00:04

      BRIAN FITCH: I think historically,if we go back several decades police officers walkedthe beat. [Brian D. Fitch, Lieutenant Los Angeles CountySheriff's Department] So they werefamiliar with people on their beat, shop owners, residents.They got to talk with people on a daily basis and interact.I think the community felt a connection,

    • 00:26

      BRIAN FITCH [continued]: a personal connection or a bond, so to speak.People developed relationships, I guess,for lack of a better way to put it.And those relationships were importantbecause when people felt they neededto report a crime or report something thatshould be brought to law enforcement's attention,they knew exactly who to report to.And so when we put police officers in carsand we're able to cover a broader geographic area,

    • 00:47

      BRIAN FITCH [continued]: we increase our overall visibility,but we lose that relationship with the community.You no longer have a person walking by your shoptwo or three times a day who you can feel free to walk outhave a conversation with.And the other problem is certain aspectsthat law enforcement deals with, they don't necessarily

    • 01:09

      BRIAN FITCH [continued]: rise to the level of criminal offense,but they're quality of life issues.And although they may not be importantthe broader community, that person down the street whohas a loud party every weekend that shakes your windowsor that person with the three yard cars parkedin their front lawn who lives across the street from you,that could be a real problem for you as a resident.

    • 01:32

      BRIAN FITCH [continued]: And so recognizing these quality of life issues, number one.And number two, also understandingthat law enforcement can't do its job without the community.And I think it's Sir Robert Peel whosaid that the police are the publicand the public are the police.And so in order for us to do our job effectively,law enforcement can't be everywhere and be

    • 01:53

      BRIAN FITCH [continued]: all knowing and all doing.Law enforcement needs and must haveboth the support of the communityand the involvement of the community.And so this move toward community policingis a move towards involving the community in improvingthe quality of life, helping law enforcement officers solve

    • 02:17

      BRIAN FITCH [continued]: crimes, and just generally tryingto rekindle that relationship between law enforcementand the people who we're sworn to serve and protect.

Community-Based Policing

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Brian Fitch discusses policing and how that has become less community centered over time. He describes a recent move towards community-based policing to mend the connection between officers and the community they serve and protect.

Community-Based Policing

Brian Fitch discusses policing and how that has become less community centered over time. He describes a recent move towards community-based policing to mend the connection between officers and the community they serve and protect.

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