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Working On A Small Police Force

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Working on a small police force can yield both positive and negative results. On one hand, many experts believe that many small/ rural police agencies often lack the resources for support, as well as a larger territorial area of coverage, in addition to isolation from colleagues, which can often create a distance relationship between the officers and staff, as well as the difference that crime occurs than their urban counterparts. Therefore, many small rural agencies have to think outside of the box in order to provide the necessary services needed in their community that is often overlooked.
Today, many departments, including Ben from the case study has relied on the practice of a theory known as the community of practice or community policing. The community on policing is the process and formation of the collection of varying ideas and thoughts shared in a particular domain. In essence a community of practice is the joining of a group of people who share a common concern or goal. In the case study, Ben interacted with various members of his community, such as private citizens, community groups, and business owners to discuss the impact that the police force in the area had. Through this practice, Ben was able to establish and maintain relationships, with the community, which allowed both parties to learn from each other.
Departments are reaching to explore community policing, due to the failures of traditional polices within our society. To help bridge the gaps of the
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