Community Policing in the U.S.

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Maguire, E.R. and Wells, W.H. (2009). Implementing Community Policing: Lessons from Twelve Agencies.  Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.


This volume examines the implementation of community policing in twelve American police agencies.  It is organized into two sections.  Section 1 covers eight significant issues in community policing, including community partnerships, problem solving, decentralization and other issues. Section 2 contains case studies describing how community policing was implemented in each agency.  The final chapter summarizes central themes and findings from the study and offers guidance for implementing community policing.