The policing strategy depends on the type of police in which a police man is working. The traditional police duty is to keep check and balance in their respective areas and fire cases against a crime and then the problem-oriented police solves the issues that regarding crime. But when the question arise related to severe crime then the duty of entire police department is to reduce that. Their main focus should be to apply such strategies which are helpful to control the crime or to reduce the level of crime. The way of implementation should be as per the severity of crime.
Most of the crime rate can be reduced by applying the strategies of hot spots and problem-oriented policing. If the crime is at massive place like mall or etc. then the strategies of traditional police do not work. Because the place is huge, different types of crimes could be at that place and the criminals of different mind can be involved. So by considering all these things the strategies should be prevailing too. Before applying strategies the civil rights must be kept in mind because those shouldn’t harmed while applying strategies (Diep, 2017).
The main strategy must be to control the crime and to catch the criminals without harming the individuals or community who are not involved in all these activities. Firstly, the problem is identified in the community or place then the strategy decided. Before applying strategy there must be guideline for community people that will ensure them that plan will not harm them so the first priority must be their security. Studies show that this policy is helpful to control the crime. Hot spot police can reduce the crime rate for short term unless it is not applied in the surroundings too (Nunn, 2018).
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