Community Policing As Part of A Comprehensive, Human Rights-Compliant Strategy to Prevent Terrorism
Some police services have sought to apply community policing in their efforts to prevent terrorism. Community policing, with its focus on establishing police-public partnerships between the police.
Potential Benefits of Community Policing in Preventing Terrorism
Many of the benefits of community policing to combat terrorism will arise as a by-product when community policing is implemented in its own right, in keeping with the principles of democratic policing.
Risks in Applying Community-Policing Approaches in Preventing Terrorism
There are some inherent risks that the police should be aware of and try to minimize when applying community-policing approaches. These risks include
The Need for Careful Planning and Preparation
The use of community-policing tools to prevent terrorism and counter VERLT should be carefully planned and prepared, so as not to undermine the very principles of community policing and the public trust and support it seeks to generate.