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Write a response to the followingprompt:
- Provide a general description of COPPS, and describehow it differs in philosophy and practice from traditional, reactivepolicing.
- What are the four steps in the S.A.R.A problem solvingprocess, and how can it be used to help stop crime? Give a specificexample of a crime, and its situation, that could benefit from thismethod.
COPPS- according to our text on page82 is “represents a dramatic shift from the traditional methods of policing”(Peaks, Gains & Glensor, 2012). What this means is that it is aproactive philosophy and is used for problem solving for criminal activity inthe neighborhoods. Which means that with criminal activity sends fear,and affects the quality of life. This is where the community and policedepartments work together to solve problems that affects theirneighborhood.
Traditional policing is a reactiveapproach and is natural. Police would patrol their beats and wouldanswers calls or give tickets for minor infractions. The police wouldalso, of course answer crimes that were in progress. To prevent crimesthe key would be more police presence in the trouble neighborhoods. Withtraditional policing the interaction between the police and the community wasnegative.
The SARA steps are:
Scanning- initial informationgathering stage by the supervisors
Analysis- more in-depth informationgathering stage, involving crime reports, the crime analysis unit, a newsreport, and zoning and health departments.
Response-involves a number ofmeetings, improved the lighting and landscaping, agreements.
Assessments- A follow-up look at theCFS (Calls for Service) in the area.
The specific crime that SARA wouldwork is graffiti, which is vandalism. Here in Ashland we were getting hit withgraffiti by one person for over 9 months. The SARA worked, because wescanned the tags, analysis that the tags were being done over and over,responded by taking pictures and cleaning it up, the assessment would be thatwe put it in the City Source that comes with the electric bill eachmonth. We did not use the media, because we did not want to glorify thecrime, but had wanted the citizens of Ashland help find him in which they did.
Peak, K., Gaines, L. & Glensor,R. (2010). Police supervision and management in an era of communitypolicing (3rd ed.) Upper saddle, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN:9780135154663
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