community policing

Unit three explains in great detail the difference between community policing and problem solving as it relates to crime prevention and various types of crime prevention programs.

Based on your own personal and professional experience, please tell us what specific type of crime prevention program you have found to be successful. I’m looking for your opinion, or more appropriately, your perception.  It does not have to be current and could be an example of a program you’ve experienced in the past.

As was discussed in the lecture, some solutions to crime or quality of life complaints are simple, such as the telephone company re-wiring the phone so that drug dealers could no longer get incoming phone calls to the pay phone on the corner.  If you have a simple solution, or outside of the box solution to an ongoing quality of life issue affecting your community, please share it with the class.

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