Community Police Works: Another Example

Los Angeles Times: LAPD community policing has prevented crime and made residents feel safer, study finds

Eric Romero, right, a resident at the Imperial Courts Housing Development in Watts, chats with Los Angeles police officers Delano Hutchins, left, and Angelo Marzan in 2015.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Police Department’s signature community policing program has prevented crime and made residents feel safer in public housing developments with entrenched gang problems and troubled relationships with law enforcement, according to a study by UCLA researchers.

But challenges remain for the Community Safety Partnership, including confusion about its mission and perception that it fails to help teenagers at high risk of gang involvement, the researchers wrote in the report, which they presented to the five-member civilian Police Commission on Tuesday.

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