The Windsor Police Department’s Community Policing philosophy is “to treat everyone with dignity, courtesy, and respect while utilizing all available resources to solve problems.”
Community Policing is a philosophy and an organizational strategy that promotes a new partnership between law enforcement and citizens. It is based on the premise that the police and the community must work together to identify, prioritize, and solve problems such as crime, social and physical disorder, and neighborhood decay.
Problem Oriented Policing
Police officers, detectives, and their supervisors, use a problem oriented approach to identify, analyze, and respond, on a routine basis, to problems, while addressing the underlying causes that create incidents. Officers are trained “to conduct more in-depth analyses of recurring problems; obtain problem solving assistance from other government organizations, businesses, social service agencies, and the community at large; and evaluate the resulting efforts beyond arrests or the issuance of citations or warnings.” This is done through a four stage problem solving process known as S.A.R.A. (Scanning, Analysis, Response and Assessment).
Scanning: Problem Identification
Analysis: Determining the extent of the problem
Response: Formulating tailor-made strategies and solutions to the problem
Assessment: Evaluating overall effectiveness or response