Community policing

Community policing

Community policing or neighbourhood policing is a policing strategy and philosophy based on the notion that community interaction and support can help control crime, with community members helping to identify suspects, detain vandals and bring problems to the attention of police. [cite book |author=Committee on Law and Justice |title=Fairness and Effectiveness in Policing |publisher=National Academies Press |year=2004 |pages=p. 24]



* Linda Royster Beito, "Leadership Effectiveness in Community Policing," Bristol, Indiana: Wyndham Hall Press (1999 book) ISBN 1-55605-290-1

See also

* Community Oriented Policing Services
* Police Community Support Officer
* Vancouver Community Policing Centres
* [ West Mercia - Nunnery Local Policing Team]
* Zero tolerance

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