Changing Paradigms in Policing - The Significance of Community Policing for the Governance of Security

"There is much talk within South Africa, as indeed across the world,about the importance of community policing as the appropriate way of policing in the new millenium. What are not always clearly spelt out, are the arguments surrounding the relationship between community policing and the more established style of policing, and the reasons why this should be replaced, or at least complemented by community policing. This paper will focus on these questions. To achieve this, some basic questions about policing will be raised: What is policing? How has it been done? What exactly does community policing seek to promote?"