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Community Policing and Crisis Intervention Team Model

Community policing is defined as the establishment and use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to address public safety concerns, such as the rise of crime in a particular geographic area. Over the decades, policing in the United States has changed from a two-pronged system with a volunteer patrol and a pay-per-warrant force to a unified police force. By the 1880s, all states had a unified police force, with the primary goal of disorder control rather than preventing an increase in crime. Throughout the history of policing in the United States, the role of police officers, in its fundamental form, has remained the same: protect their community. However, how this is done today looks very different than it did in the 1880s.

Since the 1950s and 1960s, ...

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