In community oriented policing, the law enforcement agency becomes a de facto coordinator for various community stakeholders, many of which are independent agencies with a role in community affairs. One of the toughest parts of this role is to gain commitment, and not just lip service, from these various groups.

Write a one page informational piece explaining how your agency, the local school principal, will contribute to the effort to eliminate a growing gang problem within the neighborhood. For example, the chamber of commerce might commit to assisting local teens with finding employment among the local businesses.

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