Community Policing Resources

Anti-drug billboards send message to dealers

Operation: “Frying Pan”

In the fall of 1998 Green Bay neighborhoods experienced an outbreak of crime associated with the distribution and use of crack cocaine. This highly addictive drug was taking over our neighborhoods, fast. Traditional methods of policing did little to slow the infiltration of unscrupulous drug dealers. Police working with community leaders and residents employed new and innovative techniques to stop crack in it’s tracks. Read more.


Street Sweeping, Broadway Style

A guide to handling problem taverns and public intoxication
Winner of the 1999 Herman Goldstein Award

Herman Goldstein, a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin law school, conceived and developed the theory of problem-oriented policing. The Herman Goldstein Award recognizes innovative and effective problem-oriented policing projects that have achieved measurable success in reducing specific crime, disorder, or public safety problems. Read more.


The SARA Problem Solving Model

The SARA Model Approach to Problem Solving Problem-solving is an integral component of the philosophy of community policing. The problem-solving approach is a methodical process for reducing the impact of crime and disorder problems in a community. One problem solving model frequently used is the SARA model (Scanning, Analysis, Response, Assessment). Defined below, this four-step process is implemented by the policing agency in partnership with the community. Read more.


Sir Robert Peel’s Nine Principles of Policing

1) The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder. Read more.


Helpful Links

Community Oriented Policing Services (USDOJ)

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Neighborhood Watch

Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Regional

Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute

Innovative Policing Solutions – Onsite Training in Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving

Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and Standards Bureau