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.  

Reflections on the Move to Community Policing

Reflections on the Move to Community Policing

Reflections on the move to community policing
David L.Carter

This chapter considers bits and pieces of history, theory, and practice that are either superficially addressed or ignored in the debate about the community-policing strategy. Essentially, the discussion has two roots. First, the discussion centers on a combination of my collective observations over the last 20-plus years in policing and academe. Second, I revisit some milestones of policing practice that have somehow “fallen through the cracks” of the legacy that led to community policing.

Developing a Perspective

By pure serendipity, I had the fortune of being associated with policing during some critical junctures. Starting my career in Kansas City, Missouri, I was a police officer while the Police Foundation Task Forces were experimenting ...

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