Policing agencies are responsible for the communities, counties, states, and nation to protect against crime and provide service to citizens. With this tremendous responsibility comes natural scrutiny. The practices and operations of police agencies are under constant surveillance by the public as well as other policing agencies. To promote functionality, police organizations are departmentalized to enhance efficiency and improve communication (Albanese, 2013).
Relationships within these organizational structures exist. Partnerships are developed between the community and policing agencies to increase crime reduction and improve order maintenance. The organizational structure of policing agencies will be reviewed along with communication patterns both within and outside of the agency. Current trends and issues facing policing institutions and communities will be examined, and an analysis of changed that could be implemented to improve the partnerships between policing agencies and communities will be determined.
The relationship between traditional organizational structures of policing
“The traditional classical approach to policy is comparable to the model of policing today. The approach that Sir Robert Peel used in 1829 has the most influence of what police administration uses today. It provides the organizational management with a direct approach that holds police officers accountable for their actions. Changes in police organi