Advertisement

Community Policing: A Case Study from Bavaria Within the Framework of the Unity Project

  • Holger NitschEmail author
  • Sebastian Allertseder
Chapter
Part of the Security Informatics and Law Enforcement book series (SILE)

Abstract

This chapter reviews the role of social media developed in the context of community policing (CP) during crisis events. As CP is usually meant to influence the day-to-day service of police officers and to build closer relationships with communities, the need to use social media is evident and crucial for the success of CP. It is not limited to daily routines, however; it can also be used during emergencies. An analysis of a shooting incident that happened close to a shopping mall in Munich, Germany, in 2016 reveals how community policing, and police presence on social media, may facilitate police work during crises.

Keywords

Community policing Crisis communication Twitter analysis Sentiment analysis Minorities Case example 

References

  1. Bayerl, P. S., & Rüdiger, T.-G. (2017). Die polizeiliche Nutzung sozialer Medien in Deutschland: Polizei im digitalen Neuland. In J. Stierle et al. (Eds.), Handbuch Polizeimanagement. Polizeipolitik—Polizeiwissenschaft—Polizeipraxis (pp. 919–943). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Backes, T., Jaschensky, W., Langhans, K., Munzinger, H., Witzenberger, B., & Wormer, V. (2016). Timeline der Panik. Süddeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved October 1, 2017, from http://gfx.sueddeutsche.de/apps/57eba578910a46f716ca829d/www/.Google Scholar
  3. BAMF – Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge. (2016). Migrationsbericht 2015—zentrale Ergebnisse. Nürnberg. Retrieved October 1, 2017, from https://www.bamf.de/SharedDocs/Anlagen/DE/Publikationen/Migrationsberichte/migrationsbericht-2015html.Google Scholar
  4. BiB – Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung. (2017). Räumliche Bevölkerungsbewegung. Wiesbaden. Retrieved October 1, 2017, from http://www.bib-demografie.de/SharedDocs/Glossareinträge/DE/R/raeumliche_bevoelkerungsbewegung.html.Google Scholar
  5. Brown, L., & Wycoff, M. A. (1987). Policing Houston: Reducing fear and improving services. Crime and Delinquency, 33(1), 71–89.Google Scholar
  6. Ferrandino, J. (2013). Community policing—And what it is not. In K. Peak (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of community policing and problem solving. Los Angeles: Sage.Google Scholar
  7. Fichet, E., Daily, D., Robinson, J., & Starbird, K. (2016). Eyes on the ground - Emerging practices in periscope use during crisis events. In A. Tapia, P. Antunes, V. A. Bañuls, K. Moore, & J. Porto (Eds.), ISCRAM 2016 Conference Proceedings—13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Retrieved October 15, 2017, from https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56adaa71f699bb2b315e23ed/t/56b1a8020442625816468f1e/1454483459185/ISCRAM2016_Periscope_FINAL.pdfGoogle Scholar
  8. Hail, Y., & O’Neill, M. (2016). Unity—Report on the social and cultural limitations of an ICT tool for community policing. Deliverable 2.2. Retrieved October 14, 2017, from https://www.unity-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/D2.2-Report-on-the-Social-and-Cultural-Limitations-of-an-ICT-Tool-for-Community-Policing.pdf.
  9. Hirschmann, N. (2013). Beispiele für die Verwendung Sozialer Medien in den Polizeien Europas. PVT—Fachzeitschrift für Polizei- und Verkehrsmanagement, Technik und Ausstattung, 6, 2–4.Google Scholar
  10. Nitsch, H., & Ronert, S. (2017). Community policing and radicalization: Evaluation and European examples. In P. S. Bayerl, R. Karlovic, B. Akhgar, & G. Markarian (Eds.), Community policing—A European perspective. Strategies, best practices and guidelines. Cham: Springer.Google Scholar
  11. OSCE. (2014). Preventing terrorism and countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism—A community policing approach. Retrieved October 1, 2017, from http://www.osce.org/atu/111438?download=true.
  12. Perkins, E. (2013). Website uses by local agencies. In K. Peak (Ed.), Encyclopedia of community policing and problem solving. Los Angeles: Sage.Google Scholar
  13. Schmitt, J. (2014). Social Media—Chancen und Risiken von Facebook und Co. im Rahmen der Polizeiarbeit. In R. Berthel (Ed.), Polizei im digitalen Zeitalter. Teil 1. Rothenburg: Polizeiwissenschaftliche Schriftenreihe Band 70.Google Scholar
  14. Schrödl, M. (2017). Bürgernahe Polizeiarbeit im Kontext migrationbedingter erausforderungen. Masterthesis, DHPol, Münster.Google Scholar
  15. Skogan, W. (1990). Probleme gemeinwesenorientierter Polizeiarbeit am Beispiel des Houston-Projekts. In T. Feltes & E. Rebscher (Eds.), Polizei und Bevölkerung—Beiträge zum Verhältnis Polizei und Bevölkerung und zur gemeindebezogenen Polizeiarbeit (“Community Policing”). Holzkirchen, Oberbayern: Felix Verlag.Google Scholar
  16. SPIEGEL Online. (2016). Kommt ins Meggi am OEZ. Retrieved October 12, 2017, from http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/amoklauf-in-muenchen-so-war-der-tathergang-a-1104418.html.
  17. Unity-Project. Retrieved October 12, 2017., from www.unity-project.eu.
  18. Unity Brochure. (2017). Retrieved October 12, 2017, from https://www.unity-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Unity_Brochure.pdf.
  19. Van der Giessen, M., Bayerl, P. S., Jacobs, G., & Brein, E. (2016). Unity - 1st stakeholder analysis—Comparative view on stakeholder needs and perspective. Deliverable 3.3. Retrieved October 14, 2017, from https://www.unity-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/D3.3-Comparative-View-on-Stakeholder-Needs-and-Perspectives.pdf.

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences for Public AdministrationFuerstenfeldbruckGermany

Personalised recommendations