Police-Community Collaboration in an Upper Midwest City

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Police-Community Collaboration in an Upper Midwest City, Is A Well-Researched Topic, It Is To Be Used As A Guide Or Framework For Your Research.

ABSTRACT

Recent clashes between law enforcement and civilians have brought the issue of police-community relations to the forefront of many political discourses. While community policing has achieved a degree of success in alleviating these problems, many of the issues raised by the seminal Kerner Commission in 1967 remain today. This phenomenological case study represents a contemporary look at a city named “Heartland,” which has received accolades from numerous organizations for its community policing efforts. The primary source of data were in-depth interviews with police officers, and members of community organizations in the city of Heartland, analyzing how these two parties collaborate towards community policing.

The results indicate that group violence intervention (GVI) is the most sophisticated collaborative effort between police and community members. Heartland police utilize this tactic to not only combat violent crime, but also reduce the number of adverse police-citizen encounters, within a community policing frame work. This phenomenon which I call “reconciling the state’s use of violence,” shows how citizen activism, along with police leadership, can represent a crucial step in improving police-community relations. As GVI-influenced programs continue to gain influence, they must be considered within the discourse of community policing. Issues related to drug abuse, mental illness, police unions, among others, represent further obstacles to improving police-community relations in Heartland.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER
1. INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………..1
Heartland………………………………………………………………………………4
Outline of Thesis……………………………………………………………….……..9
2. LITERATURE REVIEW………………………………………………………………..13
Rise of Community Policing…………………………………………………………13
Underlying Ideals and Theories of Community Policing……………………………23
Collaboration…………………………………………………………………………34
3. METHODOLOGY…………………………………………………………………………45
Phenomenology and Case Study……………………………………………………45
Recruitment of Participants…………………………………………………………50
Interviews……………………………………………………………………………54
Secondary Sources…………………………………………………………………..57
A Pragmatic, Bleeding Heart………………………………………………………..58
4. THE WORK THAT WE DO……………………………………………………………….62
Heartland Police Department………………………………………………………..62
Heartland’s Neighborhoods.………………………………………………………..65
Adams……………………………………………………………………………67
Soho………………………………………………………………………………68
Wells………………………………………………………………………………69
Franklin……………………………………………………………………………71
Dartmouth…………………………………………………………………………72
A Typology of Partnerships………………………………………………………..74

Origin………………………………………………………………………………74
Content…………………………………………………………………………….84
Form………………………………………………………………………………..95
Depth………………………………………………………………………………97
Closing Remarks……………………………………………………………………….98
5. AUTHORITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY………………………………………………100
Old Tactics……………………………………………………………………………101
Barry’s Arrest…………………………………………………………………………107
Heartland Citizens’ Appeal Board……………………………………………………110
Heartland Traffic Stop Study…………………………………………………………112
Outcomes……………………………………………………………………………..115
6. GVI AND A NEW DEPARTMENT……………………………………………………..117
A New Division, A New Image………………………………………………………118
Birth of GVI………………………………………………………………………….123
GVI Strategy…………………………………………………………………………128
Reconciling the State’s Use of Violence…………………………………………….135
7. ESSENCES OF COLLABORATION…………………………………………………141
Relationships, Legitimacy, Transparency……………………………………………..141
Nontraditional Police Contacts……………………………………………………….148
Normative Order of Policing…………………………………………………………150
Focused Deterrence…………………………………………………………………..155

8. CONCLUSION………………………………………………………………………..161
Summary of Findings……………………………………………………………….161
Problems Facing Heartland…………………………………………………………163
Homelessness, Mental Illness, and Drug Abuse…………………………………164
Police Union and Accountability……………………………………………….165
Reconciling Enforcement and Outreach…………………………………………167
Study Limitations……………………………………………………………………171
Future Research……………………………………………………………………172
REFERENCES………………………………………………………………………………….175
APPENDICES…………………………………………………………………………………..187
A. Police and Community Member Questionnaires…………………………………………187
B. Expanded Typology Table of Heartland Partnerships……………………………………191
C. Hot Spot Sheet……………………………………………………………………………….194
D. Heart Uniform Crime Report Statistics 1985 to 2017……………………………………….195
E. Chief Jefferson’s Open Letter Released to the Media…………………………………….196
F. Canvasing Door Hangers………………………………………………………………….200
G. Heartland Police Department Stop Data 2012 to 2017………………………………………201
H. Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (HSIRB) Approval Letter……………………203

Additional information

Author

Samuel Imbody

No of Chapters

8

No of Pages

211

Reference

YES

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