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Community policing could arguably be called the new orthodoxy of law enforcement in the United States It has become an increasingly popular alternative to what many police administrators perceive as the failure of traditional policing to deal effectively with street crime especially crimes of violence and drug trafficking Although the concept is defined in varying ways and its and its ability to meet its goals remains largely untested community policing has gained widespread acceptance Community policing promotes mutual trust and cooperation between people and the police at the same time it helps empower neighborhoods in danger of being overwhelmed by crime drugs and the poisonous mix of apathy despair and unrest Many people would argue that the focus of Neighborhood Policing is simple problem solving Instead community policing allows law enforcement to get back to the principles upon which it was founded to integrate itself once again into the fabric of the community so that the people come to the police for counsel and help before a serious problem arises not after the fact People will still respond to emergencies and other calls However many calls to the police are not police related and are more effectively handled by other agencies As the number of these non-emergency calls decreased officers are able to spend more time working with citizens to solve crimes and disorder problems San Diego PD With better police-citizen communication officers can more effectively use and share information with the public Officers who know both a communitys problems and its residents can link people with other public and private agencies that can help solve community concerns No single agency can solve complex social problems alone A combined community-police effort restores the safety of our neighborhoods and business districts Community policing is a pro-active strategy that emphasizes community partnerships and focuses more on prevention of crime than on cleaning it up Community policing brings new opportunities for success Less crime better living conditions
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