Making Contact

Making Contact – The Elusive Neighborhood Cop

The Elusive Neighborhood CopWho remembers the local beat cop, who lives in and really knows the community? Increasingly, police don’t live in the neighborhoods, or even the cities they patrol. But is that a problem? On this edition, should police be required to live in the cities they patrol? Law enforcement agencies around the country are struggling for answers to a question that’s about race, class and geography.

Officer Charles Stone, Sergeant Mildred Oliver, Chief Sean Whent
, Oakland police dept.; Bob Nash, retired Nashville Tennessee police commander; Yvette Thierry, Safe Streets Strong Communities founder; John Penny, Southern University of New Orleans Criminology Professor; Andrew Flowers, quantitative editor; Anthony Jackson, Oakland resident; Terrence Allen, University of Texas at Austin assistant professor.

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More information

Ferguson crisis revives debate about residency requirements for police

Most Police Don’t Live In The Cities They Serve

The Thin White Line: Most Cops Don’t Look Like the Residents They Serve

Reexamining Residency Requirements For Police Officers

Residency Requirements: Sometimes a Litigation Issue, More Often a Legislative One

How to Handle Residency Requirements

The Residency Rebellion

Fraternal Order of Police

Using Municipal Residency Requirements to Disguise Pubic Policy

Residency Requirements: A Case of Politics Over Economics

Hagerstown considers incentives to draw police officers to live downtown

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says 53 percent of Detroit’s police force moved out of city after residency rule was lifted


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