IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 8, August 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Mohammad Mujaheed Hassan, Prof. Dr. Aldrin Abdullah
Community Oriented Policing (COP) is a bridge that enables community and law enforcement agencies to communicate, collaborate and work together to build safer, more caring community. COP comes with its unique set of challenges. It should not be presented to the community as a simple solution, and residents should understand from the outset that it will not put an end to crime. COP has a more preventive orientation. It reduces crime by engaging the public as a partner in the fight against crime rather than relying on aggressive law enforcement as the only solution to community problems.It is a philosophy; a belief that by working together with the police, the community can accomplish what neither can be accomplished alone. It involves a rethinking of the role of the police and the restructuring of the police force.The purpose of this paper is: (a) to investigate community perceptionon COP development &implementation; (b) to investigate community expectation on COP development &implementation.