Problem-solving

Problem-solving is widely used as a formalized method of addressing community problems. Police agencies around the world have adopted the SARA problem-solving model or similar models.

The success of problem-solving, like any attempt to address a community issue or concern, falls upon the individuals responsible for solving the problem. As a police officer or as a member of the community, you can use the problem-solving method as a valuable tool.

This assignment will provide you with an opportunity to analyze a real problem to which the problem-solving method was applied.

Tasks:

Visit the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing website (the link is provided in the Webliography) and search for an actual problem solved in a community. Complete the attached questionnaire.

respond to the following for each component:
•Identify the actual responses that the agency performed during the problem-solving process.
•Evaluate the actual response on the basis of what you have learned about problem-solving and suggest any improvements the agency could have considered in any area of the problem-solving process.

Note: Use proper APA formatted in-text citations. Include a separate page at the end of the questionnaire, in APA format style that links back to your in-text citations and supports your recommendations.

Submission Details:
•Save the completed questionnaire as M2_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc.
•By Week 2, Day 7, submit your completed questionnaire to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points

Described the actual response that the agency performed during the problem-solving process.
28

Analyzed the information of problem-solving and determined the effectiveness of the agency’s response to the problem.
24

Evaluated the pros and cons of the actual response and also provided suggestions for improvement.
28

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in the accurate representation and attribution of sources; and used accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
20

Total:
100
Reference La Times / LAPD and Homeless Camps vs Community

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