Student’s Name: Professor’s Name: Course: Date: Question One Problem-oriented policing is a policing strategy of identifying and analyzing of specific disorders or crimes. Its primary aim is to develop effective response strategies to reduce or prevent cases of crimes. Therefore the police agencies are required to analyze systematically problems facing the communities they are working in and try to offer a practical solution to the issues being faced. This requires considering modern and improved strategies as compared to the already existing old means that have been in use for several years. The problem-oriented approach can apply to issues of school bullying homelessness and abandoned house being used for drug dealing through a four-step process. The first step involves scanning of the crime in different sources with an attempt to identify and prioritize the possible problems associated with the disorder and crime in a jurisdiction. It may involve things such Lack of the necessary equipment to encounter the crimes or respond to the calls hinder the service delivery. The availability of support staff and follow staff like the detectives and investigators. Support from district attorney and support from citizens significantly determine the success of the patrolling process. Methods utilized to improve traditional patrol operations include specific training to develop the means of decreasing officer injuries and apprehending suspects. There is also the improvement in the tools and equipment used by the officers to carry out intensive investigations. A good example is an automated way of detecting the fingerprints. This has assisted the officers in tracking down the suspects more easily. Work Cited Walker Samuel. The Police in America. 2016. Print. Walker Samuel. Police in America. Place of publication not identified: Mcgraw-Hill 2012. Print. Steverson Leonard A. Policing in America: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara Calif: ABC-CLIO 2008. Internet resource. [...]
1. What is problem-oriented policing? Discuss how a problem-oriented policing approach might apply to issues such school bullying, homelessness, and an abandoned house that is being used for drug dealing. 2. Citizen oversight of police agencies has grown exponentially since the 1980’s, where today it is estimated that there is between 100 and 200 oversight committees across the nation. Do you believe this has helped to improve policing and police-community relations? Explain your reasoning. 3. The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing endorsed new ideas about police training designed to increase public trust and confidence in local police departments. How exactly is the guardian mentality likely to improve the quality of policing? Are there any dangers involved in this approach? 4. Patrol is considered the backbone of policing, the central feature of police operations. Discuss the factors that affect the delivery of patrol services, and the methods utilized to improve traditional patrol operations.