Practitioner Perspectives: Community Policing in a Democracy   [open pdf - 939KB]

"In 2008, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (the COPS Office) of the U.S. Department of Justice, in partnership with the Leadership Academy of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, convened four national roundtables throughout the United States. Participants were a mix of law enforcement practitioners and thought leaders, criminal justice academics, and policymakers, all with strong backgrounds in community policing. One hundred forty individuals participated across the four roundtables. Their goal was to advise the COPS Office on its initiatives that have furthered democratic policing and to provide direction on where the COPS Office needs to focus future efforts. Policing in a Democratic Society Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 26--27. Building Partnerships to Advance Effective Policing Washington, D.C., April 8--9. Advancing Innovation: Experiences of Progressive Police Agencies Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 5--6. Preparing Tomorrow's Officers: Opportunities, Challenges, Change Seattle, Washington, October 14--15. A highlight of the Milwaukee roundtable was a dialog between Professor Herman Goldstein, the father of problem-oriented policing, and Dr. George Kelling, architect of the broken windows theory."

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