BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

CAPS-240 - Community Based Policing - 3.00 Credits

CAPS-240 - Community Based Policing - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Community policing is collaboration between the police and the community that identifies and solves community problems in order to prevent crime. Within this course, learners will explore models, both historical and contemporary, to engage members of the community to solve localized problems pertaining to crime and poverty. Learners will engage with local community groups and seek opportunities to volunteer in a public safety setting.
Part of the:
  • Community and Public Safety Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Community and Public Safety Professional Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Completion of CAPS Year 1 or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Exams 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: 

    • demonstrate an understanding of the social and professional roots of historical policing;

    • describe a collaborative approach to police partnerships for community-based problem solving initiatives;

    • analyze the models of community partnerships and problem solving as core competencies in community policing;

    • identify volunteer opportunities with public safety organizations;

    • describe the roles of police and partnerships in community safety and well-being;

    • evaluate community policing initiatives;

    • demonstrate an understanding of the various means to assess the effectiveness of community policing; and

    • describe various crime prevention strategies to improve community safety

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