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Police Use of Force and Community Policing During a Pandemic


Broken windows policing; Community-oriented policing; Hot-spot policing; Problem-solving policing; Quality of life policing


Use of force – amount of effort required by police to compel compliance by an unwilling subject (International Association of Chiefs of Police 2001).

Community policing – a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies that support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime (DOJ 2004).


This entry focuses on the issue of police use of force and community policing during a pandemic by highlighting the following in subsequent sections: varying perspectives; public fear of the police; broken windows theory; community policing challenges; use of force; standpoint theory; solutions; and a conclusion. Law enforcement practitioners, elected officials, police officers,...

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Davis, D.L.D. (2021). Police Use of Force and Community Policing During a Pandemic. In: Farazmand, A. (eds) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer, Cham.

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