You are the Deputy Chief of Police for a 500 member department of a city that has a high crime rate in certain areas and an extremely low crime rate in other areas of the city. There are racial tensions between the police department and members of the community. The Chief has asked for your input to adopt a community policing model/approach. In your response back to the Chief (your main post), address the following questions:
What are the first steps that the leadership of the Department should take to adopt community policing?
What are the three biggest obstacles the Chief will face when implementing community policing initiatives in the Department?
How can leadership overcome those obstacles?
What concerns with regards to the budget should the Chief focus on regarding adopting a community policing initiative?