Community Policing

Course Description:

The Community Oriented Government (COG), or Community Oriented Policing (COP) course is designed to introduce law enforcement, government, and community leaders to the philosophy and concepts of COP for 2015. The COP philosophy is implemented in the ENTIRE Department: creating trust, reducing crime, fear, red tape, and improving the safety and the quality of life for all.

Course Objectives:

The overall goal of the program is to teach the principles of COP/G and present a framework for instituting this philosophy in your area.

  • The evolution of policing in America history; How we got to today
  • Roles & responsibilities in COP/G: Law Enforcement, Government, and Community
  • The three pillars of COP: Partnerships, Organizational Change, and Problem Solving
  • Myths of COP
  • Proven tools of COP/G to reduce crime, fear, establish better relations, SOLVE CRIMES, and get dangerous criminals off the street
  • S.A.R.A. Problem Solving Model, and start application on a local problem
  • How to apply “Broken Windows” in your community
  • Identify the local “Key Players” for partnerships
  • Social Media the perfect tool for the job!

Recommended Audience:

The 8-hour version of this course is best taught to a mixed group of Law Enforcement Officers/Supervisors, Government, and Citizens. The overview for CEOs and supervisors can be delivered in 4 hours. NGT’s Interacting with the Public in a Positive Way course is recommended for front-line officers who need communication skills coaching - not COP/G.

Community Oriented Policing on Campuses

Campuses have special needs, benefits, and considerations involving safety. They are particularly rich environments for the COP philosophy because the administration has control over more environmental and punitive factors than local governments. This course takes into account the age range of students, from middle school to college, which makes them the most likely victims of drug and sex-related crimes. Learn how to address these issues efficiently and pro-actively with COP methodologies.