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Community Problem 1 Community Problem Solving Paper Name Class Date Professor Community Problem 2 Community Problem Solving Paper      Community problem solving is an approach used by police where they form a partnership  with community members in order to develop proactive solutions to crime problems. In the city  of Colorado Springs, Colorado the city initiated a community problem solving in order to stop a  growing crime problem involving the homeless. The city started experiencing a large homeless  problem where they were making their homes in the public park. The initial response by the city  was to clean up the areas in the park where the homeless where making their homes.       The cleanup was quickly halted when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) demanded the cleanups stop as they violate the Fourth Amendment Rights of the homeless population. By  cleaning up the public park area in which they were making their homes the police were  essentially destroying and searching their private home without a warrant. As a result the  cleanups were halted and the problem began to create many challenges for the city. The  homeless population swelled to over five hundred and the area was ridden with litter and human  waste creating a major public health problem.      The crime problem in the city was the growing homeless population and the lack of proper  enforcement. The police could not clean up the areas in which the homeless population was  making their homes there were not the necessary enforcement and the lack of housing available  to the homeless left the city with nowhere to put the homeless population (Olszewski, 2010). The city required a solution that would end up in the city park being cleaned up and the homeless  population being moved. Through scanning, analyzing, and assessing the crime problem  solutions to the problem were developed.  Community Problem 3      The decision was made to use a community policing approach to solve the crime problem.  Community policing promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of  partnerships and problem­solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions  that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime (Gaffigan,  2000). Through these techniques the city can be successful in reducing the homeless problem as  well as restore the parks so they can be enjoyed by all members of the public.       Due to the growing homeless problem and the risk to the public a comprehensive solution had to be developed. The first step was to develop a community oriented approach to the crime  problem. A Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) was formed consisting of three police officers that  would work directly with community leaders and the homeless population in order to develop a  proactive solution. The HOT team developed relationships of trust with community members  and leaders and together developed an effective solution to the crime problem. The HOT team  and the community leaders developed a plan that would allow the city parks to be cleaned up and change the lives of the homeless population.       Through this partnership the city developed a new no camping ordinance that would result in  homeless people making homes in the public parks being charged with trespassing. The next step was to work with local homeless outreach programs and shelters to provide temporary and  permanent housing to the homeless population in the city. Some of the homeless population was  reunited with family members. Once the housing situation was established the homeless  population was moved from the parks into their new homes.  Community Problem 4      Next the homeless population was provided with the necessary services and programs to  improve their lives. They were provided with educational and job opportunities in order to  improve their lives and received the necessary substance abuse treatment and counseling  required to successful reintegrate back into society.      In the end the community policing approach employed by the city of Colorado Springs,  Colorado was successful in eliminating the homeless problem in the city and in cleaning up the  parks so they could be enjoyed by members of the public. The public parks were cleaned up and  the homeless population was given an opportunity to change their lives for the better. Through  the use of community oriented policing the police, community, leaders, and the homeless  population were able to work together to develop the best and effective solution to the crime  problem.        Community Problem 5 References Gaffigan, S. (2000). Understanding Community Policing: A Framework for Action. Bureau of       Justice Assistance. Retrieved September 10, 2011 from Olszewski, T. (2010). Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) Colorado Springs Police Department.       Retrieved September 10, 2011 from­37(W).pdf


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