CC4QPCommunity Coalition for ​Quality Policing (Milwaukee, WI)

What is the Problem-Solving Process?

What is problem-oriented policing?

Prostitution is a growing issue in the community.  Traditional approaches would have the police arresting and/or fining offenders, only to see the offenses continue.  An officer trained in Probelm-Oriented Policing strategies would be empowered to further investigate the situation and seek parallels in similar cases.  The officer may notice the majority of offenders have substance addictions.  As such, the department could then work with judicial representatives, government agencies and local non-profits to incorporate and provide access to, substance abuse treatment into the offender's judgement and/or terms of release. 

- Organizational Transformation

- Community Partnership

- Proactive Problem-Solving

what are keys to successful implementation?

What is an example of Problem-Oriented policing?

what are the key components to problem-oriented policing?

The results:

- Form community partnerships with a wide-range of partners, above and  

  beyond active resident groups

- Increase the department’s accessibility to the residents it serves

- Train personnel at every level of the department in best practices in    

   community policing

- Work towards increasing officer buy-in about the benefits of the community

  policing philosophy

- Prioritize sustained and meaningful commitment by the department’s

  leadership to the community policing philosophy

- Integrate community policing activities into performance evaluation systems

- Continue to support systematic and standardized problem solving


Problem-Oriented Policing (POP), is a policing strategy widely credited to University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Herman Goldstein.  POP is a proactive policing strategy that involves the identification and analysis of specific crime and disorder problems in order to develop effective response strategies. This strategy is a replacement of traditional, reactive, incident-driven, model of policing.

Reduction in arrests, incarcerations, and crime; and increase in police morale and community quality of life.

Community Problem-oriented policing: