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Arthur J. Lurigio & Dennis P. Rosenbaum

In: The Challenge of Community Policing: Testing the Promises

Chapter 8: The Impact of Community Policing on Police Personnel: A Review of the Literature

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The Impact of Community Policing on Police Personnel: A Review of the Literature
The impact of community policing on police personnel: A review of the literature
Arthur J.Lurigio
Dennis P.Rosenbaum

Community policing is typically defined in terms of “problem solving” and “community engagement.” At the operational level, these concepts translate into specific practices that are expected from the police officers engaged in such programs. The difficulty with the expectations is that they are frequently beyond the present capacities of most officers and the traditional roles for which they were selected and trained and the standard performance indicators on which they are evaluated. Therefore, an argument can be made that police departments will not be prepared to achieve effective problem solving and community partnerships until the beliefs, perceptions, attitudes, ...

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