POP, COP and Traditional Policing


Problem-oriented policing POP is a policing method, whichentails identifying and evaluating of particular offence, as well asdisorder issues. The objective is to come up with efficient responseapproaches. In addition, POP insists on crime prevention thatinvolves engaging the public and private companies to minimizecommunity challenges (Whisenand, 2011). Community-orientedpolicing COP is policing promoting organizational approaches thatback the systematic application of partnerships and problem-solvingmethods, in proactively addressing the immediate situations, whichraise public safety issues like misdeed and social disorder (Weisburd&amp Braga, 2006).POP and COP have a resemblance in their concentration on community askey in helping to tackle crime (Weisburd&amp Braga, 2006).Traditional policing mainly involves police response after crime andconducting investigations. It differs from POP and COP because of thestructure of supporting frequent patrol, arresting offenders andresponding to distress calls (Whisenand, 2011). POP and COP differ inthat COP engages the society and police to work together in solvingsociety issues. POP determines the challenge via police research andemploys methods as full enforcement in solving crimes (Whisenand,2011).

COP is the most applicable philosophy in modern policing. Thephilosophy supports a strategic use of everyday patrol, which focuseson the desired outcomes. Desired outcomes involve finding a permanentsolution to deal with crime. This differs to common patrols mainlycarried out as a routine, in traditional policing. The approach usesa more strategic, as well as considerate integration of the factorsof police business to the wider police mission, which is theavoidance of wrongdoing. COP concentrates on creating workingpartnerships, which make it possible for community members to workwith police in identifying wrongdoers. By working with community, itbecomes probable to come up with crime solving approaches that arelasting and effective.


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