Community Policing & Problem Solving 1.0

Community Policing & Problem Solving 1.0 

Crime, disorder, and associated problems can be more effectively addressed in small geographical areas, such as an officer's patrol area or beat. Studying the characteristics of problems in an area helps officers to apply resources and responses that can reduce and solve those problems. Individuals who commit crimes or civil violations often make choices based on opportunities presented by physical and social characteristics of their immediate area. This course offers law enforcement officers tools to creatively solve problems by collaborating with community groups, who, by manipulating physical and social factors, create harder targets, which make it less likely for people to act offensively. You will also be exposed to problem-solving and solution-oriented policing, which bring together local authorities and people in the community in collaborative efforts to eliminate community problems in both real world and cyber communities.


Hours: 1.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-CPPS
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Visualize the constructs of a Community Problem Solving Policing program in your individual community.
Articulate the growth of community policing philosophies and how the tenets of community policing problem solving can change or be revised as the result of a major catastrophe, such as the events of 9/11/2001.
Identify the elements necessary to begin or enhance problem solving methods in your individual agency, including digital communities.
Assemble community collaborations and partnerships.
Recognize Intelligence Led Policing functions as natural enhancements of Community Policing.

1. Introduction 2. Reviewing Community Policing 3. Community Problem Solving Efforts 4. Overview of Problem Solving 5. Problem Solving & Social Media 6. Conclusion

Instructor: David Lee Salmon II, BS
David Lee Salmon has a BS in Criminal Justice from San Houston State University, Texas. David's background includes being a Law Enforcement and Jail Risk Manager, as well as having served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He currently is the OSS Academy Training Coordinator, based in Texas, providing Law Enforcement and Corrections staff with online training. David also serves as the Vice-President of the OSS Law Enforcement Advisors, which provides risk management services, expert witness services, training programs, and law enforcement management tools. Disclosure: David Lee Salmon II, BS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Law Enforcement; in the following settings: Law Enforcement.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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