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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 policing practices? ◾ ◾ 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 public trust? Next steps ◾ ◾ 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 be overcome? ◾ ◾ 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? 16 Arlington, TX: A Community Policing Story