police COP POP test questionsCommunity Problem Oriented PolicingTextbooks, Exams, Test Questions and Assessments and Other Resources that Focus on Community and Problem-Oriented Policing (COP - POP).

COP and POP in modern law enforcement receive a great deal of attention during promotion exams and assessment center exercises.



What is Community Problem Oriented Policing - also known as COP/POP? What are the best textbooks to study NOW for YOUR career enhancement or for an upcoming promotion exam?

These are the two most important overall topics in modern law enforcement, and have been since the 1980's. In a nutshell- instead of officers responding to problems (911 policing) they should instead spend their very valuable time solving the problems that cause the 911 calls. And, of course, all solutions should involve the community in the planning and implementation.

There have been dozens of books written about COP and POP but my favorites are;

Exam for Problem Oriented PolicingProblem-Oriented Policing by Herman Goldstein. From me; You can pretty well call this the book that "started it all." This book is cited in nearly every major article and textbook that covers POP. My simple and straightforward opinion is that every officer should read it before being allowed out of field training, and it should be on every FTO, senior officer and senior deputy, corporal and sergeant promotion exam. Community Problem Oriented Policing titles also make some very difficult promotional exams because of the mass of studies, opinions and expert information.
From the publisher; This book, written by one of the most highly respected scholars in the field of policing, presents a critical examination of current police policies and practices and calls for new solutions to the dilemmas we face. It emphasizes understanding the nature of our problems and creating organizational environments conducive to solving them. Visit us for the Problem-Oriented Policing exam, test questions, study guide and flashcards.


Community Policing and Problem SolvingCommunity Policing and Problem Solving - Strategies and Practices - Peak and Glensor - 6th and 7th editions - both great textbooks that do a very thorough job of covering COPPS. The 7th edition has a slightly different title - Community and Problem-Oriented Policing: Effectively Addressing Crime and Disorder. From me; This is a very good book that covers all the topics in-depth but is a reasonable 300 or so pages. It gets to and stays on point and has proven to be an excellent text for me to use for writing sergeant and lieutenant promotional exams.

From the publisher; 6th Edition: This book is about policing at its most important and challenging levels–in neighborhoods and communities across the nation and abroad. Unique in perspective, its focus is on community policing and problem solving–and the processes that are being implemented under COPPS to control and prevent crime, disorder and fear. Extremely applied, this text focuses on daily processes and tactics and how and why agencies are revolutionizing their traditional philosophy and operations. This sixth edition provides the latest on policing in an information age, how the economy is impacting policing practices and new information concerning COPPs initiatives across the United States. Visit us for the Community Policing and Problem Solving - Strategies and Practices exam, test questions, study guide and flashcards.

From the publisher; 7th Edition: An applied, timely approach to “what works” in addressing crime and disorder Community and Problem-Oriented Policing: Effectively Addressing Crime and Disorder, Seventh Edition, is about policing at its most important and challenging levels–in neighborhoods and communities across the nation. Unique in perspective, its focus is on community- and problem-oriented policing and the processes that are being implemented to control and prevent crime, disorder, and fear. Visit us for the Community and Problem-Oriented Policing: Effectively Addressing Crime and Disorder exam, test questions, study guide and flashcards.

Community Policing Partnerships for Problem SolvingCommunity Policing Partnerships for Problem Solving - Hess and Miller - From me;  I use this book for promotional exams from corporal and sergeant right up to lieutenant and captain. It is a practical and direct title that emphasizes practical strategies and essential skills to help you apply effective, real-world problem solving within your law enforcement agency and community. From the publisher; With a strong focus on problem solving and community-police partnerships, this comprehensive book provides a practical, up-to-date guide to effective community policing. After a thorough introduction to the history and philosophy of the movement that has profoundly shaped modern police operations, the authors strongly emphasize practical strategies and essential skills to help you apply effective, real-world problem solving within your community. The seventh edition maintains this trusted book's proven strengths while introducing valuable updates and innovations, including new material on key trends and practices such as community and officer diversity, ethics and corruption, CompStat and hot-spot policing, and citizen oversight of police, as well as new features exploring the impact and importance of technology. Visit us for the Community Policing Partnerships for Problem Solving exam, test questions, study guide and flashcards.

Police Community Relations and the Administration of JusticePolice Community Relations and the Administration of Justice - Hunter and Barker - From me;  I consider this an advanced COP title and recommend this book for promotional exams for sergeant, lieutenant and captain. It is an excellent choice for any agency where community policing has been successfully in operation for a number of years, and officers are familiar with the basics and are ready to be tested on some advanced topics.
From the publisher; Police-Community Relations and the Administration of Justice continues the theme of citizen participation and emphasizes why it is critical to the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. It focuses on the importance of and strategies for positive police-community interactions and addresses the internal and external communities the police serve. The text's interdisciplinary approach draws data and discussions from a wide range of disciplines and gives students a well-rounded perspective to help them better understand and practice positive police-community relations. Visit us for the Police Community Relations and the Administration of Justice exam, test questions, study guide and flashcards.


 police questions community policingCommunity Policing A Contemporary Perspective - Kappler and Gaines. From me; This book builds upon the material and concepts first authored by Robert Trojanowicz, thought by many to be the father of community policing. I use it for promotional exams from corporal and sergeant right up to lieutenant and captain. I will impart a very thorough understanding of the topic and lead you to many more articles and books.
From the publisher; Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective delineates this progressive approach, combining the accrued wisdom and experience of its established authors with the latest research-based insights to help students apply what is on the page to the world beyond.
This seventh edition extends the road map presented by Robert Trojanowicz, the father of community policing, and brings it into contemporary focus. The text has been revised throughout to include the most current developments in the field, including "Spotlight on Community Policing Practice" features that focus on real-life community policing programs in various cities as well as problem-solving case studies. Visit us for the Community Policing A Contemporary Perspective exam, test questions, study guide and flashcards.

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The most important concepts you need to know about COP/POP

In response to a question, how would YOU describe COP / POP in front of your police sergeant oral board?

 

"Community policing is
what the individual Department and Community agree that it should be.

 

Community policing is a partnership between the police and the community
who begin to work together in order to define their most important crime related problems.

 

Allowing citizens the opportunity to have a voice in how their community will be policed results in the police having a much more accurate understanding of the needs of that community.

 

Citizens are also accountable for participating in community policing. Also, COP and POP can never be successful without participation by the community.


The community must inform the police of their expectations and then hold them accountable for performance.

 

Most important, the citizens must accept the fact that they
also have a responsibility to actively participate in this process.

 

Accountability for results does not just apply to police."

 

- Problem Solving with the SARA model
- Empowerment and accountability
- Broken-windows policing
- Compstat
- Intelligence-led policing
- Situational Crime Prevention
- Civilianization
- Social Capital
- Community courts.

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Government and Official Web Resources about COP/POP

 police sergeat test COP and POP Collaborative Reform improves trust between police agencies and the communities they serve by providing a means to organizational transformation around specific issues.

The Cops.doj.gov publications.
New York City Police Department - The Way Forward - Cops Neighborhood Policing Technology. nyc.gov

The New Community Policing - Mckee and Lewis - University of Arkansas

VERY interesting assessment of the COP / POP program in the San Francisco CA Police Department

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National Incident Management System
President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing
CompStat
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Police Report Writing
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Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail

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Test Questions about Community and Problem-oriented Policing that typically appear in Sgt. and Lt. promotion exams

Community policing is a philosophy that emphasizes _____________.
(A) a problem-solving partnership between the police and the citizens
(B) a proactive, problem-solving approach to crime, fear of crime, and crime prevention
(C) accountability and aggressive zero-tolerance policing
(D) all of the above
(E) A and B only

The two critical elements at the heart of community policing are
(A) community and professionalism.
(B) partnerships and crime prevention.
(C) partnerships and problem solving.
(D) problem solving and CompStat
(E) community and partnerships.

True or False: Community policing usually requires a different management style.
(A) True
(B) False

There are five broad, strategic organizational approaches currently operating in contemporary policing. Which item below is NOT one of those five?
(A) broken-windows policing
(B) CompStat policing
(C) community policing
(D) problem-solving policing
(E) evidence-based policing

Community policing means making changes in the organization. Which item below is NOT one of those changes?
(A) Permanent shifts and areas are assigned.
(B) Despecialization reduces the number of specialized units, channeling more resources toward the direct delivery of police services to the public.
(C) Civilianization replaces sworn personnel with nonsworn personnel to maximize cost effectiveness and reassigns sworn personnel to where they are most needed.
(D) Teams improve efficiency and effectiveness by pooling officer resources in groups.