Along with courts and the correctional service, the police are. Officers’ preferences for areas are considered in making assignments. Officers identify with their area of assignment, rather than the work shift or functional division. Filter . Community policing goes beyond traditional policing as the police are no longer the sole protectors of the law and social order as all members of the community take an active part in the effort to enhance the safety and quality of neighborhoods. The above programs should be utilized based on the community members’ needs and their perceptions of the local problems (Oliver, 2008). This paper will discuss who the stakeholders I see would be implementing a COPS program and looks at points of views for three of these stakeholders. Late that year, Chief George K. Hansen announced to the public our first tentative steps into something we called at that time “neighborhood-based team policing.” While similar projects in cities including Los Angeles and Cincinnati came and went, we continued. Police managers are encouraged to pursue important community issues as a personal cause. Community policing represents a major development in the history of American law enforcement, but the extent to which this approach is a success and dominates contemporary policing still remains a source of debate.