Apr 01, 2023
LE 237 - Community Policing
Credit Hours: .5
This course introduces officers to the philosophy of community policing and suggests tools they may develop to foster and implement this proven approach to crime reduction.
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
- explain the merits and elements of community policing;
- utilize the SARAM system for solving community law enforcement problems:
- S= Scan. Identify the problem;
- A= Analyze. What is problem’s root cause? Who is impacted?;
- R= Response. What is department and/or community doing to remedy the problem?;
- A= Assess. Do facts suggest that response is working? If not, suggest new approach; and
- M= Maintenance. Has the problem been solved? If not, come up with alternative solution.
- demonstrate Lewin’s change model as a process for correctinga problem by substituting a new way of doing things;
- suggest the changes that may be necessary in his or her agency to fully implement community policing; and
- illustrate what steps might be taken to persuade community churches, businesses, youth groups, etc. to participate voluntarily in the implementation of community policing.
Year Round (N)