Employee Oriented Safety
Community oriented policing is defined as a philosophy which promotes certain strategies in an organization. It supports partnership systems and other problem solving practices in a bid to address urgent conditions rising from public safety like crime and other social problems.
Community policing comprises of three components, that is; Community partnerships, organizational transformation and problem solving. Community partnerships involve the collaboration between law enforcers, individuals and organizations to create a problem-solving environment. It also involves other state agencies, non-profit organizations, community groups, businesses and the media. Organizational transformation involves the organizational structures, information and personnel in the support of community partnership in problem solving practices. This involves the management of the agencies involved in leadership, decision making and planning, Assigning of officers who helps in managing of finances and other resources. Personnel department involves recruitment of employees, hiring selection, supervision and training. Information systems deal with communication and data control.
In problem solving, the process involves connecting in the hands-on and examination and problem identification. This helps in developing ways, which assists in evaluation of effectiveness response. This involves scanning which identifies and prioritizes the problem, analyzing the problem through rigorous research, Response where the developed solutions are used to come up with a lasting solution on the problem, Assessment that involves the evaluation on the success of the response and use of crime networks focusing the immediate situations.
On conclusion, community oriented policing helps on focusing on services offered. It promotes understanding between the law enforcers and the community thereby creating trust between the two parties. Community policing also believes that it is not a police duty alone that can solve public problems through safety. It therefore encourages other stakeholders to join in problem solving and solution development. This improves trust in the public.
U. S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. (2010). community policing defined. Retrieved from: