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Frequently asked questions

  1. Q

    Who are the founders of CommunityPolicing.com?

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    Active Law Enforcement Officers dedicated to police education and progressive community policing tactics.
  2. Q

    How can CommunityPolicing.com assist criminal justice students?

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    Communitypolicing.com will be a resource for criminal justice students to do research, find ideas or have a basic break down of the criminal justice topics such as community policing. Our writers consist of officers in the field as well as current and former criminal justice students.
  3. Q

    How can CommunityPolicing.com assist police administrators?

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    The community policing is the current era of policing in the United States. Communitypolicing.com aims to assist information sharing of successful community policing strategies provided by police administrators in the field. Police administrators may contribute their success to communitypolicing.com by emailing articles to info@communitypolicing.com.
  4. Q

    How does CommunityPolicing.com assist police trainers?

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    With over 18,000 police departments in the United States, there is no “go to” police training resource online for police trainers to use to gather and share police general topic powerpoints and lesson plans. There are limited police training websites for motivated officers and progressive police departments to use as a source to educate themselves and ultimately improve the quality of service to their respected communities. The police general topic powerpoints and lesson plans on communitypolicing.com are free to police trainers. Police trainers may contribute powerpoints and lesson plans to communitypolicing.com by emailing them to info@communitypolicing.com.
  5. Q

    Who does CommunityPolicing.com serve?

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    Communitypolicing.com was founded with the goal of better serving police administrators, police trainers, motivated progressive police officers, criminal justice students, professors as well as community groups to promote confidence, understanding, trust and competence from the public to achieve community policing objectives.
  6. Q

    Who can contribute to CommunityPolicing.com?

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    Communitypolicing.com was founded with the goal of better serving police administrators, police trainers, motivated progressive police officers, criminal justice students, professors as well as community groups to promote confidence, understanding, trust and competence from the public to achieve community policing objectives. These are precisely the individuals that we want to contribute to communitypolicing.com. So why contribute to communitypolicing.com? Communitypolicing.com is a team website that aims to create an atmosphere where criminal justice professionals can share their research and community policing success strategies from the classroom as well as the field in an effort to assist law enforcement professionals. We hope to act as a resource and create an educational environment for police officers, police trainers, police administrators as well as criminal justice students, professors and community advocates in order to prevent crime and increase the quality of life within the neighborhoods they serve.
  7. Q

    What are the three eras of policing in the United States?

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    Political Era (mid 1800’s – 1920’s) Professional Era (1920’s – 1970’s) Community Policing Era (1970’s – present)
  8. Q

    When did policing start in the United States?

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    Due to the development of industrial cities in the United States from the mid 1800’s till the 1920’s policing was established in the United States. This era of policing is referred to as the “Political Era of policing. During this era, police represented the local politicians in the neighborhoods that they patrolled. There was no civil service system, so the police were hired, fired and managed at the discretion of the local politicians. Politicians ran precincts as small departments. This meant that the mission of the police was also the same mission of their local politicians. During this era, the police in the United States had to keep the politicians pleased which led the police to handle community crime problems that favored the local politicians. Officers were selected for their political service and the police officer owed his allegiance to the ward boss and police captain who chose him. New officers were sent on patrol with no training and few instructions beyond rulebook. A police officer was considered a decent job but had extremely poor job security due to political turnover.
  9. Q

    Can I write for Community Policing?

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    If you are interested in contributing articles to Community Policing, please contact us by email at info@communitypolicing.com.
  10. Q

    Why did you start this website?

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    As officers ourselves, our goals are closely aligned with those of Community Policing. We wish to promote a close synergy between police and the communities they serve through education. By starting this website, we aim to create a resource where officers, administrators, students, teachers and more can share their opinions, discuss matters and learn from one another.
  11. Q

    What is Community Policing?

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    The integral dimensions of the community policing are the police engaging and interacting with the community, solving community problems and adapting internal elements of the organization to support these new strategies. Community policing is a process of better sharing of information and values by the police and the community through partnerships of mutual trust, disclosure and shared values. This mutual trust, disclosure and shared values were reinforced through regular interaction, critique and discussion. Instead of being considered crime fighters, the mentality of community policing is to be problem solvers. Instead of distancing themselves from the community, the police proactively take on responsibility of being community advocates. Mutual understanding between police and community seeks to repair past practices of police talking to and not with the communities they are expected to serve. The ingredients of a particular community policing program depend on the make-up of the community.
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