Ten Principles M week 4 Discussion 1
In reviewing the text, the author identifies Ten Principles of the Community-Oriented Policing Chief. Select four of the principles, in rank order, that you deem to be most important for the Chief’s success. Provide your opinion as to why these principles are most important. Does the importance of these selected principles change over time based on the established implementation of community-oriented policing?
The first principle of importance for a police chief to me is leadership. A good leader has values of everybody in mind, not only their own. “The chief must be able to articulate truthfully where the community is, where it needs to go, and why the components and structural reorganization of community-oriented policing are necessary to achieve these goals.” (Oliver, 2008. Pg. 277) A great leader doesn’t have to talk about great news. It is important that they tell the community the good and the bad. Shielding the community is not going to make a problem going away, but a good leader will get everybody on the same page a set a goal that everybody can work towards together.
I think the second most important principle is commitment. When somebody is committed, they won’t give up when times are hard. If a leader of a group gives up, the group has no place to look to for help and guidance.
The third most important principle to me for a police chief is the wiliness to change. As society changes, new measures need to be taken which calls for change. They must be willing and able to adapt to change, as well as knowing the best route to the change that needs to be made.
The fourth most important principle would have to be power sharing. Like I have stated before, the community sees and knows things that officers do not. I think that the input from community members helps the police chief to make decisions that give the community trust in the system.
Oliver, W. (2008). Community-oriented policing: A systematic approach to policing (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 13: 978-0-13-158987-2
just need to tell the good and bad of post list references thanks