Applied and approachable! With Miller and Hess's community policing text, you'll learn the basics of today's policing environment, while focusing on the essential elements of success: problem solving, community/police collaboration, and partnerships. The exciting "Ideas in Practice" feature, which spotlights innovative community policing initiatives from around the country, shows you where peoples' hope and determination have created a path toward a better life-and might even prompt you to think of new things you can do to serve your community and make a difference.
Karen Matison Hess, Ph.D. (d. 2010), was an instructor at Normandale Community College (Bloomington, Minnesota) who crafted a line of enduring, practical textbooks in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice. Linda S. Miller is the former executive director of the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute (UMCPI), as well as a former sergeant in the Bloomington (Minnesota) Police Department. She was with the department 22 years, serving as a patrol supervisor, crime prevention officer, patrol officer, and police dispatcher. Sergeant Miller has been a member of the Minnesota Peace and Police Officers Association, the International Police Association, the Midwest Gang Investigator's Association, the International Association of Women Police, and the Minnesota Association of Women Police, and she was a member of the People-to-People's Women in Law Enforcement Delegation to the Soviet Union in 1990. She is also a frequent presenter to community groups and an experienced instructor.