Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques. This strategy is not only concerning about crime (objective part) but also about nuisance, feelings of unsafe and fear of crime (subjective part). This requires a preventive approach and a pro active way of thinking.
But there is more:
• what about the climate and conservative culture of police organizations
• what kind of leadership is needed to let it work
• recruitment, hiring, selection and training of the staff
• the geographic assignment of (community) police officers
• what to do with a lack of trust and support within the organization