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IACP's 103rd Annual Conference Community Policing: Where Are We and Where Are We Going (Video)

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This video focuses on community policing seminar held at IACP's 103rd Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, July 1997.
The discussion panel on community policing included five presenters: Police Chief Joe Brand, Police Chief Charles Moose, Academic Researcher Jerome Skolnick, Police Chief Betsy Watson, and Academic Researcher George Kelling. Several important themes emerged from the presentations of the panel members: how to think about organizational change as policing moves forward to meet new demands, responding to the changing nature of crime, how to develop a community consensus around law enforcement, and how to balance policing with empathy at the patrol level. The discussion included perspectives on the history of community policing, community policing as a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, supporting the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, and proactively addressing the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. A question and answer session followed the presentations.