Community Policing And The Police

1755 Words Sep 3rd, 2014 8 Pages
Community policing can be dated back to the early nineteenth century. In 1829 Sir Robert Peel created the Metropolitan Police when he served as Home Secretary of England. According to Peel, the real key for policing is “the police are the people and the people are the police”. Peel believed that prevention of crime could be accomplished without intruding into the lives of the citizens. His first principle was that the “basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder”. Public approval and cooperation are the basis of Sir Robert Peel stated that the ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police actions and they must secure the willing co-operation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and maintain the respect of the public (Larrabee, 2007).
There has been a movement in the United States police reform which has resulted in a powerful emergent from community policing and Compstat. Community policing is understood to be an especially dedicated group formed from the local police department. These officers work with particular area in which the rate of crime should be reduced through proactive measures which include but are not limited to: taking a vested interest in the desires of the public, forming relationships and partnerships with the public, and appropriate training for both officers and citizens for the program. These efforts are designed to decrease neighborhood…
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