Material for 1-hour lesson, part of the the Train-the-Trainers Community Policing Training Course, developed by the OSCE Mission in Kosovo
The history of modern policing can be traced to two distinct changes in the thought process of how the law enforcement community functions. It is safe to assume that prior to the 19th century; police work consisted primarily of directives that were based on the theory of maintaining peace and public order within a specific area.
This began to change, when in 1829 in England, British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel “created” what has since become known as the Nine Principles of Policing. These principles constituted the first major change in the way the police viewed themselves and their role in serving a changing, modern society.
The purpose of this lesson is to review the Principles of the Philosophy of COP and overview the Community Policing Strategy of kp. This course is designed to assist police in recognizing the opportunities this style of policing offers in order to improve their effectiveness in working together with their communities to address issues
After this block of instruction the participants will be able to: