Date of Award

Spring 2019

Degree Type

Capstone - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

First Advisor

Michael Stroud


This concept defines the police as partners with the community where the community becomes active in problem solving and taking an active role in preserving the safety and quality of life in their neighborhoods. In this concept the patrol officer initiates and takes an active role in the community they patrol, and becomes a pivotal member in the area they are assigned to in the facilitation in problem solving. (Jahangeer 2017). The police and community partnerships that are formed assist in the trust building process. The development of a community policing unit would require the effort of the entire agency, by having specific individuals of the department act as liaisons between the department and the campus community.