J365: Police and the Community (Project 1)

This is for my Excelsior College CJ 365 Course (Project 1).

TEXT MATERIAL: Community-Oriented Policing: A Systemic Approach to Policing, 4th Ed., Willard M. Oliver, Pearson/Prentiss-Hall, ISBN 978-0-13-158987-2 (2008).

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CJ365: Police and the Community

Module 5: The Role of the Community; The Role of the Police Chief Project 1

Project One is due at the end of Module 5 and must be 500-750 words.

Using the same information you were given in the discussion question assignment in module 3 titled, a?Using What Youave Learned about Community-Oriented Policing,a? describe the strategic-oriented policing strategies discussed in chapter 3 of the text that you would use to address the complaints of the community. Explain your reasoning for selecting these strategies, and how you would implement them.

Then, explain how you would use the tenets of problem-oriented policing as discussed in Chapter 5 to develop a tactical plan on how you would use problem-oriented policing strategies to address what you consider to be the root causes of this increase in crime. Again, explain your reasoning for selecting these strategies, and how you would implement them. The scenario is described below:

You are Chief of Police. Your community has experienced a significant increase in street level crime in a ten block area of the city over the past six months including drug sales, robbery, assaults against people from outside the area going into the area to buy drugs, and drug-related shootings. Community leaders from that area have demanded that police address these crimes immediately.

At the same time you are preparing to host a major bowl game in another area of the city and are expecting enormous crowds of revelers from out of town to attend the game as well as pregame festivities.

What community-oriented policing steps would you take to address the complaints about rising crime, while at the same time devoting the personnel necessary to handle a major athletic event elsewhere in the city?


Chapter 5 continues the discussion started in Chapter 3 by defining the component of problem-oriented policing, and draws heavily from the academic works of Herman Goldstein and the practical works of John E. Eck and William Spelman. Problem-oriented policing, although created separately from community-oriented policing, is the third and final component of the community policing model. It can function within a police department based on its own merits and is not synonymous with community-oriented policing; however, it is important to remember that community-oriented policing is synonymous with problem-oriented policing. Without the problem-oriented component, community-oriented policing cannot be fully implemented.

Chapter 6 includes numerous case studies illustrating best practices in community-oriented policing of communities throughout America. Community-oriented policing consists of three integral components; strategic-oriented policing, neighborhood-oriented policing; and problem-oriented policing. To fully embody the goals of community-oriented policing, all three components must be implemented, thus allowing for the larger concept to succeed. If one component fails to see implementation in cooperation with the other two, the systemic approach to policing is not complete and destined to fail.

Samual Walker continues his interview of Herman Goldstein in this module, as Goldstein discusses his understanding of the American Bar Foundation survey that contributed to his belief that American policing could not continue its traditional practices if it were to ever see progress toward professionalism and total acceptance within the community-at-large.

Optional Additional Material:

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a  View the overview of all the Goldstein interview videos HERE

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