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Community Oriented Policing and the Soviet Model

Community Oriented Policing

By Detective Phil Worts
June 1, 2001



Shift in philosophy about police duties vs. community responsibilities to a team concept of TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT of the community. Re-identifying the police role as a FACILITATOR in the community (Emphasis added by author).

Translation: Transformation from a constitutionally empowered local police force performing their duty to keep the peace to that of a change agent working within the community to affect a Marxist paradigm shift.

Pay close attention to what the influential German Marxist Georg Lukacs had to say about who the facilitators are in the community:
“The institutions in socialist society which act as the facilitators between the public and private realms are the Soviets. They (facilitators) are the congresses (diverse groups), which facilitate the debate (dialoguing to consensus) of universal problems (social issues) in the context of the everyday.”

1. Leaders of the community (law enforcement, government, business, education, health, civic, non-profit, medical, religious, etc.) collaborating to identify problems in the community, what the significant impact on people will be, and suggesting solutions to those problems. (This is POP, or Problem Oriented Policing.)

2. Identifying common ground, where all factions of a community can work together for the COMMON GOOD of the community in a broader problem-solving approach. Forming a partnership between police and the rest of the community where each is accountable to each other and the community as a whole.

(Emphasis added by author)


After reading the above article in full, compare the analysis to official documentation on Community Oriented Policing:

Now for the frightening stuff:



To see how Change Agents are key to the future of policing read their own documentation (take note of the "Six Key Steps" ):

More here

Community Oriented Policing and the military: