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Community partnership is the touchstone of community policing and problem solving. Indeed, to address crime and disorder, a basic premise is that the police must cooperate with the community and encourage the public to come forward with information. In so doing, the police engage in such activities as meeting with neighborhood groups, participating in business and civic events, working with social agencies, and taking part in youth programs. This entry examines how, under community policing and problem solving, the police and community together define priorities and even determine the allocation of limited resources.

Fundamentals of Collaboration

Collaboration can take the form of activities such as patrol officers talking to local business owners to help identify their problems and concerns; visiting residents’ homes to offer advice on security ...

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