This course provides students with a broad perspective on the evolving relationship between policing agencies and citizens. This relationship forms a tentative framework for the resolution of issues arising between the two. As both a philosophy and an organizational strategy, community policing expands the scope of law enforcement activity to encompass partnerships with the community which facilitate mutual support and participation of all concerned parties. Coverage includes consideration of and strategies to address the current climate of suspicion associated with racial profiling and threats posed by terrrorism, both of which have eroded the community trust which is indispensable to effective policing.
- Instructor: Carla Lawson