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.
Organizational Change and Development: Fundamental Principles, Core Dilemmas, and Leadership Challenges in the Move toward a Community-Policing Strategy
The movement to community policing signals an attempt to redefine the role and responsibilities of police agencies. The roles and responsibilities change from a focus on routine patrol to more emphasis on direct interaction with citizens, an emphasis on prevention rather than reaction to crime activity, and a geographical focus in which officers are more accountable to an area rather than simply performing police functions. The goal of this shift is to promote a more “customer-based” organizational transformation that incorporates extensive partnerships with the community, as well as greater ...