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Application of basic concepts
◾ ◾ How would you define community-oriented policing for your law enforcement
agency? What are the ways in which your agency could or does benefit from community
◾ ◾ What are the ways in which you measure success as a law enforcement agency? Going
forward, are there ways your agency could measure success differently?
◾ ◾ What do you think it means to shift from a warrior to a guardian mentality? What do
you think this shift would look like, both on an agency-wide and individual level?
◾ ◾ In your opinion, what is the role of command staff in implementing community-oriented
policing strategies? What is the role of rank-and-file officers?
◾ ◾ How would you describe your and your agency’s relationship with the communities
you serve? What are the ways in which this relationship could be improved to increase
◾ ◾ How can your agency implement changes that reflect community policing policies and
practices? What are the obstacles to implementing these changes? How can these obstacles
◾ ◾ What is your agency already doing to implement community-oriented policing? In your
opinion, what is working? What continues to be a challenge?
◾ ◾ What are some examples of changes in policies, practices, and training that could support
community policing in your agency?
◾ ◾ How can your agency work with your officer association or union to implement practices
that build trust between law enforcement and the community?
◾ ◾ What are some community organizations or government agencies that could serve as
partners? What infrastructural support is needed to support these partnerships?
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