2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 08, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

ADJ444: Special Projects: Police Community Relations

3 Credit(s)
Prerequisite(s): Senior Administration of Justice majors only.
In an effort to address the relationship between the police and the community they serve, this course will center on a project involving a community evaluation survey of a police department. The work will include the distribution of a survey to the residents of the community, the receipt and entry of their responses into a database, an analysis of those responses, and interviews of certain citizens of the community. The preparation of this report will require: 1) analytical ability; 2) ability to express oneself in a clear, concise fashion; 3) ability to conduct and report the results of personal interviews; and 4) ability to express oneself orally in a clear, concise fashion. Thereafter, a written report will be prepared for presentation to the Chief of Police, the Town Administrator/City Council, and the citizens. Lastly, an oral report will be presented before the City Council. The desired result from this survey will be to understand that to solve existing problems in an innovative way, the police department must involve citizens in the process of policing themselves. The survey is expected to assist in further defining the role of the police department.