Community/Problem Oriented Policing

Fundamentals of Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving

This training explains how to leverage the power of neighborhoods, mobilize the public, and engage other community partners in shifting and sharing responsibility for public safety. Officers will be presented with ideas and suggestions that are possible to implement, despite being saddled with radio and call responsibilities.   This training will demonstrate methods of identifying community problems, analyzing the underlying causes and how to develop effective strategies. You will see real examples of community engagement, successful problem solving and learn how to leverage your department’s available tools and technology.

Community Oriented Policing

  • Building trust and establishing police legitimacy
  • Developing informal social control and leveraging the power of neighborhoods
  • Shifting and sharing responsibility
  • Leveraging community resources and partners
  • Working with the media
  • Community engagement through social media
  • Conducting productive community meetings
  • Community Corrections: Partnering with Probation/parole
  • How to construct and conduct community surveys
  • Healing neighborhoods following traumatic events

Problem Oriented Policing

The POP module focuses on the proven (S.A.R.A.) problem solving model: Scan, Analyze, Respond, and Assess. This logical four step process is one key to reducing crime and disorder in your community.

  • Analysis of Problems and Data Sources
  • Practical application of SARA
  • Case studies of successful problem solving projects
  • Crime analysis for problem solvers
  • Developing an effective response to problems
  • Measuring your success

Organizational Change and Leadership

  • Characteristics of leadership that will promote these philosophies
  • Measuring the right things

Other topics covered

This training is available in 8 hour or 16 hour sessions

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