1. Why are police officers socially isolated? To whom is social isolationism the greatest problem: individual police officers, the police agency, or the community? Why?
2. A new breed of highly educated, dedicated, and concerned police officers has been attracted to policing in recent years. These individuals are crucial for the future success of community policing programs. Discuss what negative influences exist in the police culture that present potential impediments for these officers and police agencies using community policing.
3. Describe and discuss Robert Trojanowicz’s vision of Neighborhood Community Policing Centers. Have these centers materialized?
4. Discuss the future of community policing, according to the authors. Do you agree with the authors’ conclusions about the status of policing today? Why or why not?