QPP 47: Arthur Storch and Louis Anemone “AKA Community Policing”

This is one of my favorite podcasts from Professor Peter Moskos. Arthur Storch is a great story teller and he sounds like a great police supervisor. It was also enjoyable listening to Louis Anemone adding/confirming to what Peter and Arthur were discussing. It reminded me of when I was reading Bill Bratton’s book “Turnaround” and how Anemone, Jack Maple, John Timoney were the brain trust during COMPSTAT meetings. I thought is was unbelievable to have such innovative police officers in one department.

This podcast is a great example of how Community Policing, Community Support, and Political Support works to make neighborhoods safer. It also briefly talks about Broken Windows policing and Stop & Frisk and how each are important to policing especially when done correctly.

Access the podcast HERE

Biden wants to “reinvigorate” funding for the COPS office.

The COPS office produced some of the best publications in policing. There was a time that every month there was an exciting publication released by the COPS office. You could even receive a hard copy of the publication. With the right leadership and if it returns to producing material that is beneficial to policing the COPS office can return as a great resource.

He wants to give yet more money to a federal office that has helped facilitate abuses in policing.
— Read on slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/biden-cops-office-funding-police-history.html

Data-Informed Community-Focused Policing


Background on Data-Informed, Community-Focused Policing. Data-Informed, Community-Focused Policing means that police officers will prioritize working with people to build trust, using information that’s accurate and fair, and focusing on solving crime problems in specific places. Importantly, officers will increase their assistance to crime victims and those who are most at risk of becoming victims.Based on input from the public, the Board of Police Commissioners (BOPC), the Mayor’s Office and the Chief of Police, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD or Department) is embarking on major improvements to better balance trust and public safety. This change will involve the development of more precise actions and measures based on research and evaluation. It will involve working closely with the community to identify problems, solve them, and assess our success. Get a copy of the publication HERE

Executive Session on Policing (1985-1991) | Harvard Kennedy School

This is a great resource on policing, community, values, history, drugs, management, fear, crime, and neighborhoods.

This was the start of the Community Policing Era.

Executive Session on Policing (1985-1991) | Harvard Kennedy School
— Read on www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/wiener/programs/criminaljustice/research-publications/executive-sessions/executive-session-on-policing

Community policing in Chicago | Modern Policing

This article provides a nice review of the ups and downs of community policing in Chicago over the last two decades, including promising early results from renewed efforts now underway. With the police superintendent retiring, it will be interesting to see if a new leader follows the current path or a different one.
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/11/23/community-policing-in-chicago/