Community Policing and Successful Relations With Private Security

Brandon R. Kooi, Michigan State University
J. Pete Blair, Michigan State University

The ratio of private to public police has grown to 3:1 with expectations of further expansion in the private sector. Good working relationships between the public and private sector is critical for future success in policing, especially as it relates to community policing. Literature is reviewed that looks at other studies on public and private police relationships followed by field interviews and survey work at a busy station.

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