"Community policing as a national reform movement (1990s and beyond). By the 1990s, community policing had become a powerful national movement and part of everyday policing parlance. Encouraged by the federal funds made available through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), police departments across the country shifted their attention toward implementing community policing reforms. Annual conferences on community policing became commonplace, and researchers began to study community-policing programs in cities all over America. Besides the availability of funds and promising research findings, the political appeal of community policing and its close affinity to long-term trends in societal organization contributed to the widespread acceptance of community policing (Skogan and Hartnett)."Unbiased, factual and accurate. Okay. I am familiar with Kelling's Broken Window Theory since Seattle police quote him in their mission statement ("to prevent full-blown-fear"). What about complete? Why leave out the best parts? Why not mention that President Clinton called community policing "a DLC idea, we've been advocating it for years?" Why not mention Etzioni's communitarian philosophy for rebuilding communities, or the JINSA sponsored training in Israel, or the KGB agent who shares his advice and expertise with American police. My "biased" information includes every aspect of community policing, not just the "official story."
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