Just having a policy that says a police department has a community policing outlook, or even a community policing office does not actually mean that there is a well-functioning, on-going program in place. Using peer reviewed articles and other professional publications, find examples in which law enforcement officials along with community leader have taken community policing from an idea, or even a written policy to a functioning program.
In approximately 150 words, summarize what you have learned and cite any sources you have used. Then, in approximately 300 words, address the following issues:
1) What would be a catalyst for a community starting a community policing program? Would it be a traumatic event, a series of events or just someone trying to be proactive?
2) What resources would a community draw on to establish a well-rounded community policing program?
3) How would the effectiveness of the program be measured?