Community Oriented Police

Community Oriented Policing has many varied definitions but is generally considered a philosophy and management style that promotes proactive community partnerships to address the root cause(s) of crime and fear as well as other community/police issues.

Problem Oriented Policing is one of the many tools used to get to the root of community and police problems. The hope is that by using this method, the underlying problem will be eliminated or reduced to the point that citizens are satisfied and police will not have to return.