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The relationship between the police and the community is very crucial when it comes to police services. The main duty of the police is to serve the people. Apart from fighting crime, the police have an obligation to protecting the citizens basing on public order. In the video clip, Colvin tells Carver that he has good stats. Good stats do not necessarily mean the people in the area are safe. Police may put their emphasis on arrests and seizures, ignoring the general safety of the region. Before making arrests and seizures, police should bear in mind the repercussions of the arrests and seizures to the region’s inhabitants.

The labeling theory denotes that an individual’s self-identity can be determined or influenced by the terms used to describe or classify them. This theory explains how community behaviors can be determined in curbing crime. In the current times, we ask too much from the police to make police more efficient; we should develop programs that collaborate with the police and the civilians (Conor,2019). Programs that bring a direct interaction between the police and the society to enable the police to fight crime in the specific regions. The drug issue is more of a social issue than a police issue. Drugs originate from the social fabric that builds society. To eradicate drugs, the community should be on the front line. Neighborhood policing is effective because the public can monitor all the drug activities in the area (Nickels 2017). A good police officer is one who incorporates and interacts with the community in his policing activities.


Conor, P., Robson, J., & Marcellus, S. (2019). Police resources in Canada, 2018. Juristat: Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, 1-30.

Nickels, E. L., & Verma, A. (2017). Dimensions of police culture: A study in Canada, India, and Japan. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management.