- Problem Statement: A community-oriented approach to policing is a method to enhance relationships between the police force and communities that they serve and reduce crime.
- Research questions What is the difference between community-oriented and traditional police? Is community-oriented policing more effective in dealing with crime and disorder than traditional policing?
- Conclusions: The philosophy of community-oriented police is one that focuses on building trust between the police and their community and addressing problems. While evidence shows that community-oriented law enforcement can help reduce the incidence of crime and disorder in our communities, further research is necessary to confirm its effectiveness.
- Emerging developments:
- Analytics for community policing: Use of data and analytics in order to determine crime patterns and allocate resources within a community-oriented police context.
- Police use social media to inform and engage the community in community policing