Community policing continues to be of great interest to policy makers, scholars and, of course, local police agencies. Successfully achieving the transformation from a traditional policing model to community policing can be difficult. This book aims to illuminate the path to make that change as easy as possible. Morash and Ford have produced a contributed anthology with original articles from a variety of well-known researchers, police trainers and leaders.
The Challenge of Effective Organizational Change: Lessons Learned in Community-Policing Implementation
Community policing … incorporates a new philosophy that broadens the police mission from a narrow focus on crime to a mandate that encourages the police to explore creative solutions for a host of community concerns, including crime, fear of crime, disorder, and neighborhood conditions. Community policing in its ideal form, is not merely a means to address community concerns, but it is a philosophy that turns traditional policing on its head by empowering the community. … In this sense policing derives it[s] role and agenda from the community rather than dictating to the community.
Over the course of the ...