Trevor Mangram Criminal Justice Chapter 4 and 5 Module 2 February 28, 2015 1. Compare and contrast Police Community Relations, Problem Solving Policing and Community Policing. a. Community policing is relying on the community to determine if there is a crime occurring and reporting the crime to the police—thus serving as a network for the police. This is closely related to police community relations, which relies on the citizens to honestly report and assist with potential crimes. Problem solving policing is very different; it relies on the fact that arresting one criminal will not make a huge impact on crimes. Problem solving policing is usually solved by having many officers in one specific region and trying to shift the problem into a positive light. 2. What is "POST"? Define its jurisdiction and purpose. a. POST stands for Peace Officer Standards and Training. It refers to a training and job offer program that trains individuals to fight crime. Whether they become a police officer or a central intelligence manager is one of the many job applications that POST offers on their main website. 3. What are the four responsibilities of the police? Give an example of each. a. The four main responsibilities of the police are: to enforce laws, to provide services, to prevent crime and to preserve the peace. An example of enforcing
laws would be fining someone who litters, or warning someone who is skateboarding in a non-skateboarding zone. Providing services, assisting people with a lost person’s case or filing a complaint. Preventing crime and preserving the peace are basically one of the same. Arresting criminals and responding to 911 calls both help prevent crime thus preserving peace.