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Barry N. Leighton

In: The Challenge of Community Policing: Testing the Promises

Chapter 12: Community Policing in Canada: An Overview of Experience and Evaluations

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Community Policing in Canada: An Overview of Experience and Evaluations
Community policing in canada: An overview of experience and evaluations
Barry N.Leighton
Current Status of Canadian Community Policing

As Canadian policing moves toward the 21st century, community policing is firmly established as the dominant orientation or philosophy. Indeed, the preponderance of Canada's 400 or so police agencies have either officially endorsed or otherwise support community policing as the most appropriate approach for contemporary policing. In addition to this generalization, a number of other observations may help to situate the Canadian experience of the 1990s, particularly with respect to the American experience and to the late-1980s when Greene and Mastrofski (1988) and their colleagues assessed the condition of community policing in North America (see also Bayley, 1988, 1992; Friedmann, ...

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