Community Policing, Chicago Style

Community Policing, Chicago Style

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Police departments across the country are busily qreinventingq themselves, adopting a new style known as qcommunity policingq. This approach to policing involves organizational decentralization, new channels of communication with the public, a commitment to responding to what the community thinks their priorities ought to be, and the adoption of a broad problem-solving approach to neighborhood issues. Police departments that succeed in adopting this new stance have an entirely different relationship to the public that they serve. Chicago made the transition, embarking on what is now the nation's largest and most impressive community policing program. This book, the first to examine such a project, looks in depth at all aspects of the program--why it was adopted, how it was adopted, and how well it has worked.plicants faced this time were three essay questions. ... As the president of the civilian oversight board put it, aquot;His career ... is an example of someone who pays his dues, touches the right bases, and eventually emerges in the number oneanbsp;...

Title:Community Policing, Chicago Style
Author:Wesley G. Skogan Professor of Political Science and Urban Affairs Northwestern University, Northwestern University Susan M. Hartnett Project Director Institute for Policy Research
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1997-07-14


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