Crime Reduction and Prevention Proposal

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Preventing Crime

Crime Prevention and safety is always an issue when it comes to a community. It’s something that individual learn from observing others, reading, and learning from mistakes of others are some of the reasons we post and talk about near misses and direct hits that each of use have encountered (Safety Toolbox Talks, n.d). There are several ways to plan for crime prevention, but the best way is by the community being the eyes and ears of law enforcement. Crime prevention uses many different programs and strategies to foresee, distinguish, consider and tackle misdeeds and the variables which play a role in crime (Bureau of Justice Assistance, (n.d.). There are different target levels of crime prevention including families,
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Those who are on the front lines of justice must be equipped to carry out the duties afforded to them. According to Grudnicki (2013), “The average response time of the Detroit Police Department is 58 minutes. The report tracks average response times for every precinct, all of which are far above the national average of eleven minutes. High-response times, however, are not surprising for a department that’s lost 40 percent of its manpower over the past decade, operated for over a year on a “virtual precincts” model that closed precinct offices from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m., uses an outdated emergency-dispatch system that is prone to crashing, and outfits hundreds of its officers with expired bulletproof vests (Grudnicki, L. (2013)”.

A mileage and an increase in taxes are not feasible in the city. Recent news demonstrated that an overwhelming number of citizens were unable to pay their water bill which led to a mass shutoff. A possible solution to the long response times and poor equipment is a collaboration with neighboring city and county police forces. More officers on patrol would not only shorten response times but increase the presence and visibility of police in the community. Police administration should consult with other administrative officials who have found success in urban areas and implement newfound strategies. There exists a lack of trust not only with the police department but also elected officials. Justice cannot
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