Capstone in Criminal Justice 6-1 Final Project Milestone Three: Findings and Recommendations Report
The issue of crime and felonies has affected many communities. They may be accelerated by the response of police force to alerts and calls or even community response to the felonies. When citizens are engaged in seeking solutions to their problems or issues facing them if, by police, it is called community policing. It means that the community hand-in-hand works together through the implementation of certain working policies that seek to reduce crime and improve relations between the police officers and the general public.
Several handles stand against the way of creating good relations with the police officers. Amongst them are the organization culture of the police force and the impact, it would have when the applicable theories are developed and implemented in a particular area. For the community under consideration, the ethical issues of the influence of justice using the money by people in this system is a risk, which however shall be dealt with through extensive training of the responsible personnel.
Data collected from the people show a poor working relationship between the officers and the citizens, a target which is aimed at being improved through implementation of the program that this paper proposes. With frequent monitoring, assessment, and monitoring, the project's effectiveness shall be gauged, aimed at having improved relations between the police force and the residents.
This project will engage through the idea of community policing, which promotes the fighting of crime through coordination between the police force and the people. It is an extensive program arising from the recommendation out of the analysis of the need and the state of the problem in the community of interest.
Overview of Community and Problem
This is a case of Broward College Institute of Public Safety in Florida, whose function is to equip criminal justice officers with the necessary knowledge required in handling their matters. Started in 1972, the police center serves to train community policing skills and knowledge into the concerned officers for dealing with crime. A community is a local region where a police field marshal is assigned to scrutinize and manage crime (Trojanowicz, 2002). To better serve as a community policing officer, communication is a critical component that can be included in Broward College police training for a better co-working. It is best when the community in which policing is done can communicate and relate with the policing officer, so that their seeking would be to have a need-based strategy in handling crime in the community (Duffee & Renauer, 2003)
Communication with the Agency
According to the research done by the agency, it intends to reduce crimes by instilling fear among criminals. It is thought that deployment of several police officers within the community can instill fear and reduce the probability of crimes undertaken in the community. This need can be addressed through thorough training and equipping of the officers involved, to adequately know how to deal with the problems (Kelling, 2001).
Furthermore, there is need to be able to measure the level of service offered to the residents, with regard to community policing. With a mass collection of data, the agency can know how satisfied the community is in relation to promptness, skill, and know-how of community policing (Trojanowicz, 2002). Currently, the agency is faced with influence and corruption from influential residents within the community in the delivery of services. Adoption of a productive policing is feasible to train the workforce and the administration of the agency (Tiedke & Freeman, 2007).
In response to the research question, a review of modern literature and data was searched and used. The study's primary objective entails discovering the importance of community policing training and the reason why it should be prescribed to Broward College Institute of public safety. The preliminary step entailed selecting some original words related to the research topic which assisted in the collection of data about community policing training. Books and articles concerning policing practice included some of the resources used to obtain research data. In addition to library articles and resources used, a computerized study was deployed to get scholarly articles about the topic. Internet too played an essential role in offering insights and research materials on the topic. Search machines like Google and Bing provided community policing internet sites which were critical to the study.
Application of Criminological Theories
Two main theories have governed the world of criminal justice and community policing. These are organizational devolution, preemptive policing; all dealing with community involvement in the formulation of police policy (Trochim, 2001). Organizational devolution involves improving patrols and building up of police stations within the community to curb felony activities. It is termed as devolution since it delegates power to the substations to make rightful decisions about the community under patrol. In so doing, an excellent working bond between the police and residents is created.
On the other hand, preemptive theory suggests a problem-centered policing, which involves the use of preventive resolve to response to felonies, rather than a response to an occurred felony immediately. In this theory, crimes that have happened before are scanned for similarities and configurations from which prior reaction to crimes can be arranged and imp