Community Policing Questions: Each question will be worth (10) points, please answer each question completely, utilizing information discussed during lecture (and text). I will not place emphasis on the length of the response but, on how well each question is answered.
As discussed, Community Policing is a “Collaborative effort between the police and the community that identifies problems of crime and disorder and involves all elements in the search for solutions to thee problems.” It is based on the premise that police alone cannot control crime and disorder and promote residents “Quality of Life.”
Please answer the following questions:
1. What are the goals of Community Policing?
2. What kinds of procedural and operational changes do police departments have to make to institute community policing?
3. What kinds of skills do police and community leaders need to have to make community policing work?
4. What are the essential elements of an effective community policing program?
5. What measures work best to promote collaborative relationships between police departments and the communities they serve?
6. What are some of the barriers to good police-community relations, and what steps can be taken to eliminate them?
Racial Diversity in the Police Force: Although workforce diversity alone may not resolve all issues related to the fairness and effectiveness of policing, achieving diversity in law enforcement agencies can increase trust between those agencies and the communities they serve.
7. Do you think the racial make-up of a community’s police department should be similar to the racial makeup of the community it serves, or is this unnecessary?
8. What are the challenges in recruiting minority officers?
9. Has media coverage of unrest affected minority recruitment, If so how?
10. Free (10) points for putting an effort into this document. Have an amazing Holiday Season. Please list Question #10 with the response (Observed).