In more and more cities across the country, crime prevention and problem solving are no longer strictly the role of police. Now they are community activities through the efforts and collaboration of many agencies, groups and individuals, including the police.
Potential partners will come from three basic groups:
- Those directly affected by a problem.
- Those dealing with its aftermath or consequences.
- Those who would benefit if the problem did not exist.
Working as equal partners with individuals and groups means we can develop new skills and join with newly empowered groups of residents to tackle any problem or concern.