Police are facing the challenge of being “everything to everyone.” Communities can find it hard to establish what they expect from their police agency. Agencies can be unwilling to actively listen to their community. Review how the Watts’ community policing program faced these challenges.

  • Discuss whether your community, or prior communities in which you have lived, would be likely to implement this type of program.
  • Describe the challenges of replicating this type of program in your community.

Consider what is unique about the program implemented in Watts’ and the issues and challenges they sought to overcome. In your reply to a classmate focus on the program and what we know about what occurred in Watts’ and what you know about community 

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