CRJ 218 - Police Community Relations
This course explores the relationship of the police to the community including the role of police in contemporary society; abuses of discretion; past, present and future trends in policing; problem identification and solving; and ethical issues facing policing in a free society.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify basic terminology used in police community relations.
2. Identify the difference between public relations and police community relations.
3. Describe the important relationships within police organizations.
4. Discuss the changing roles of police officers in the 21st century.
5. Discuss the role of the media and its impact on police community relations.
6. Demonstrate effective interactions with the media.
7. Demonstrate the steps in the escalation and management of conflict.
8. Discuss means for successful community involvement in the police organization.
9. Discuss and identify the necessary strategies for police community relations in the new millennium.
10. Compare and contrast community policing with problem-oriented policing.
11. Explain the problem-solving paradigm used in policing.
12. Demonstrate techniques for interacting effectively with members of the community.
13. Survey members of the public regarding their interactions with the police, and report their results to the class in writing and verbally.
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