The Fourth Era of American Policing: Strategic Policing

James R. Kobolt, Winona State University

Policing in America is an evolving process. This session will be an open discussion about a paper in development that suggests that American policing has crossed from the third era, Community Problem Solving Era, to the fourth era, tentatively called Strategic Policing Era. Several distinctions and trends will be discussed that seem to evolve the present police philosophy and actions from the third era of policing to a fourth. At the round table, input from colleagues will be solicited for consideration of the issue and paper development.

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