The police increasingly need to work with other government agencies, the third sector, community organisations and the private sector, an approach known as “Plural Policing”. This book critically analyses the rise of this approach in England and Wales over the past decade, giving examples of national and international practice. Written by an author with experience in both practice and academia, it discusses the consequences of this approach for the historical model of policing provision and challenges views on how policing should be delivered in the future.
Part of Key themes in policing, a textbook series designed to fill a growing need for research-informed policing within Higher Education curriculums and in practice, edited by Megan O’Neill, Marisa Silvestri & Stephen Tong, this accessible text, aimed primarily at undergraduate students, will appeal widely across different modules and tie into important issues covered on all policing courses.
Professor Colin Rogers is Professor of Police Sciences at the University of South Wales, where he is Head of Research and also responsible for developing postgraduate courses. Colin is a former police Inspector with South Wales Police with 30 years’ service. His areas of expertise include Community Safety Partnerships, Situational Crime Prevention, Problem Oriented Partnerships and also Police Governance and Accountability and he is editor of The Police Journal.
What is policing?;
Defining plural policing;
Neighbourhood policing teams;
Community support Officers;
The rise of the volunteer;
Partnership or plural policing?;
“A most welcome addition to the reading lists of students and practitioners in the wider policing field.” Sean Butcher, University of Leeds