COMMUNITY POLICING TRAINING
The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most unique challenges ever encountered by law enforcement. The implications of our pandemic response will be profound for governance and policing. While the future remains uncertain, the law enforcement community should anticipate this pandemic will cause a significant shift in crime trends and policing in the country. Although law enforcement and government leaders are under extraordinary pressure, this pandemic provides extraordinary opportunity to reshape law enforcement operations and the relationship with the community. Community policing is a collaboration between the police and the community that identifies and solves community problems. With the police no longer the sole guardians of law and order, all members of the community become active allies in the effort to enhance the safety and quality of neighborhoods. Community policing has far-reaching implications. The expanded outlook on crime control and prevention, the new emphasis on making community members active participants in the process of problem solving, and the patrol officers’ pivotal role in community policing require profound changes within the police organization. The neighborhood patrol officer, backed by the police organization, helps community members mobilize support and resources to solve problems and enhance their quality of life. Community members voice their concerns, contribute advice, and take action to address these concerns. Creating a constructive partnership will require the energy, creativity, understanding, and patience of all involved.
• To promote social cohesion and inclusion in Nasarawa state.
• To Enhance early warning and early response.
• To identify and provide focus on potential solutions to community issues related to public safety and peace.
• To support innovation to strengthen security at the local government.
• To agree and take actions on resolution that would foster peace and stability in the local government.
• Establish and maintain a partnership between the community and the police.
• Promote communication between the community and the police.
• Promote joint problem identification and problem solving by the police and the community in relation to crime, service delivery, disorder and poor community policing relations.