The Overlay Police Model

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The overlay police model offers more opportunity for police officers in general to interact with the community. Patrol officers can network with specialist officers and work towards the common goal of reducing crime, gang activity and many other underworld illegal issues (Fritsch et al., 2009, p 90). Without abandoning traditional police patrol and with some emphasis on teamwork provides the opportunity for officers to engage the communities at various levels and not to get stuck in the same job day after day. Model 2 Generalist also offers the same concept just as model 1 of policing and establishes the “every officer is a community policing officer” so no matter what specialty a police officer holds this is where the foundation
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