The decline of COP & POP in San Diego

This article describes the gradual decline of community policing and problem-oriented policing over the last 10-15 years in San Diego, mainly due to budget woes. Once hailed as a model of COP and POP, the department is currently trying to resurrect some of its community engagement initiatives, but in the meantime the organization’s culture has changed and a new generation of officers has been hired.



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