Eastern Wake: Opinion

April 4, 2014 12:00 AM

Letter: Late night call was no scam

Community policing is one of the most widely touted law enforcement philosophies of our decade. Years ago the idea of community policing began to take shape with the realization that the police alone cannot effectively keep everyone in their jurisdiction safe all the time. We can’t possibly patrol every street, check every business, stop every speeding car, interview every suspicious person, chase every thief or drug dealer and search for every missing child, elderly person or individual who is mentally challenged…..all at the same time. So what is the answer? It is community policing, a partnership between the police and the citizens, working together to keep us all safe.

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