Community Policing: A Patrol Officer’s Perspective

Book cover for Community Policing

The demands of a community policing effort are different from one level of an organization to the next. A new publication, Community Policing: A Patrol Officer’s Perspective, and its companion volume, A First-Line Supervisor’s Perspective, illustrate how individual officers and supervisors can implement community policing practices in their agencies. It contains examples of officer-led problem-solving and relationship-building, along with guidelines for understanding community policing concepts and practices.

These documents were developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

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