Define and describe community-oriented policing (COP), and its strengths and weaknesses.

Over the last several decades police agencies have been working to gain the respect and the cooperation of the communities they serve.

Define and describe community-oriented policing (COP), and its strengths and weaknesses. Next, define and describe problem-oriented policing (POP) and its strengths and weaknesses. Provide examples of each type of policing. Compare and contrast the two approaches, and discuss how they relate to one another. Finally, describe some of the challenges that police departments may face when attempting to implement COP and POP.

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