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Implementing Community Policing in 1 Different Countries and Cultures

John Casey

Abstract
Community policing is touted throughout the world as a key strategy for current police
operations and future reforms. This article examines how the community policing paradigm
is interpreted in different countries and policing cultures, and analyses the similarities and
differences in its application. A common element is the aspiration that policing becomes
more embedded in the population and that it responds to the needs of the “community”,
however defined. The article identifies the factors that impact on attempts to implement
community policing.

Keywords: Community Policing, Neighbourhood Policing, Democratic Policing, Comparative Studies