Foot Patrols Make Better Cops, Happier Communities: Study

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When police officers get out of their patrol cars to walk the beat, does it really make a difference to the relationship between law enforcement and the community?

A recent study by the Police Foundation suggests it does.

The study, by Brett M. Cowell and Anne L. Kringen, examined five police departments that have implemented foot patrols: Cambridge, MA; New Haven, CT; Kalamazoo, MI; Evanston, IL; and Portland, Or.  The authors interviewed police managers, rank-and-file officers, and community . . .

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