Community policing strategy
Thisstrategy documents presents the guidelines to be used for themaintenance of security. It lays out the foundation for thecollaboration between government agencies, community members,businessman and the media in the fight against the challenge ofinsecurity.
Mission:Addressing issues of crime with the coordination of the public
Vision:To reduce crime levels through the available resources
Thefirst steps to be taken:
A security committee to be formed within the first three months
Generation of goodwill to entice other members of the community to join the initiative
Identification of the promoters for the program
Motto:Be alert, be prepared
Objectivesof the community policing strategy
Enforcingthe law Provision of emergency services Prevention of crimeResolution of disputes education of the community with regard tocrime prevention incarceration of offenders Management of traffic,response to crime alert from the publics
Thisstrategy document has four aspects which aim at providing acollaborative model between different members of the community. Thestrategy entails four aspects of crime prevention which areenforcement and crime suppression, community engagement and liaison,community mobilization and crime prevention, as well as communitysafety and consultation (Palmiotto 24).
Majoractivities envisioned in this program are:
Crimeanalysis, initiation of a problem solving model, initiate publiceducation campaign, engage all the leaders in the society,mobilization of all partners, monitoring of high risk groups andprovide early intervention models.
Problemsolving and crime prevention program
Thepolice force will carry out coordination between government agencies,insurance companies and the residents to address the issue of roadaccident. The strategy will also include a program that will scan andaddress crimes. Using this model, the program will address programssuch as damage to property, vehicle thefts, social disorders, riots,drug trafficking and human trafficking among others.
Muchfocus will be placed in the community engagement between thenon-profit communities, private and public companies.
Coordinationbetween parents and the police will enable the community deal withthe problem of teenage truancy and juvenile delinquency. Under thisstrategy parents will work together with the parents in order to comeup with proper punishment protocols.
Thepolice will mount a campaign which aims at providing education forthe citizens in order to make the residential environment less proneto crime. This campaign will involve the use of educational pamphletswhich will provide information on the how to reduce burglary(Palmiato 33). The police will also develop a program which willaddress the problem of driving under the influence. This will involvethe training of bar attendants on the assessment of levels ofdrunkenness. In addition, there will be direct lines of communicationbetween local bar owners and the police. The police will also devisea pedestrian safety program reduce the problem of knocking offpedestrians.
Envisionedoutcome of the community policing model
A peaceful and safe environment to live in and a secured neighborhood
Less signs of social disorders
A good relationship between the police and the community
Rapid apprehension arrest of crime suspects and offenders
A conducive climate for both business operation as well as tourist activities
Thesuccess of this program will be assessed by the above pointers afterone year of crime evaluation. The program is expected to cost closeto $ 180,000 for both resources acquisition, as well asadministrative issues.
Palmiotto,Michael. CommunityPolicing: A Policing Strategy for the 21st Century.Gaithersburg, Md: Aspen, 1999. Print.