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.  

Directing the Future of Community-Policing Initiatives

Directing the Future of Community-Policing Initiatives
Directing the future of community-policing initiatives
MerryMorashJ. KevinFordJane P.WhiteJerome G.BolesIII

What currently dominates police agencies across the country is the overriding theme of adopting the community-policing philosophy. The majority of the literature on community policing has focused on the implementation of a few successful programs or the fallacy of such efforts altogether.

The chapters in this book have focused instead on identifying the necessary processes that will assist in actual changing the delivery of police services. They show the commitment of a variety of experts to developing the processes and content necessary to assist police administrators in identifying the various obstacles, making the critical decisions, and implementing the change to community policing. These efforts are intended to make policing services more effective, ...

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