Community policing is a philosophy and an organizational strategy that will promote partnerships and problem-solving strategies between Police Officers and the community. The police interact with the general public rather than traditional policing where hey mostly come in contact with criminals, victoms, and their families.
The environment is changing rapidly and it is thought community policing provides the flexibility in problem solving that is critical to the success of the police departments. Community policing is effective, proactive, it has good quality, and it is a great problem-solving method where as traditional policing is efficient, reactive, it has good quantity in arrests, and it's incident-driven.
Traditional policing is a great way to get criminals off the street and it keeps the citizens happy. Community policing is a way to stop crime before it starts and it also keep good relations with the people in the community.
In community policing, Police Officers are encouraged to listen to citizens' concerns and assist them with their problem-solving techniques. Problem-solving strategies develop customized responses to problems. It shifts the Police Officer from an incident-driven officer to a problem-solving officer. The new standards of community policing includes quality of service, citizen satisfaction, cultural sensitivity, and responsiviness to community defined issues. With community policing, officers are able to spend more time working with citizens to solve crime and maintain order. With a better communication between police Officers and citizens officers and share and use crime information with the public more effectively. Officers can place people with other public and private agencies that can help solve most of the concerns of the community. The police efforts help restore the safety of the neighbors and business districts.