Poll: Do you think it’s necessary to connect with police officers in your neighborhood? 

Community policing policies have evolved.

When there once wasn’t an opportunity for people to instantly have information about incidents in their neighborhoods, police departments have hired community policing coordinators, implemented social media strategies, increased the role of school resource officers and created citizens’ programs.

Working to decrease a disconnect between police officers and the community they serve, approaches to ensure a safe neighborhood have drastically changed. New technologies have also been mainstreamed to hold police officers accountable.

Throughout increased efforts to develop trust, some residents still don’t believe they know their police officers.

Do you think it’s necessary to connect with police officers in your neighborhood?