Designing a Comprehensive Drug Abuse and School Safety Program
Community policing cannot solve the drug problem anymore than traditional law enforcement can (Fagan, 1994).”
Create a 2- to 3-page document in a Microsoft Word document that includes the answers to the following questions: •Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why? -How do alcohol and drugs
affect crime? -Are traditional drug enforcement policies working? Why? What is the role of community policing in drug enforcement and alcohol enforcement strategies? Justify your answer using
examples and reasoning.
There has been a steady increase in the consumption of drugs and violence among the teenagers of your locality. As a local commander of your locality, you have to prepare a comprehensive drug abuse
and school safety program for your locality.
The program you plan to implement should answer the following: -What strategies can be adopted to deal with drug problem? -How are drugs related to gangs, hate crimes, violent crimes and domestic
violence? How can community policing be used to reduce the negative impact of criminal behavior in these areas? -How would you involve the community members, including the youth, in dealing with
the drug problem? -What other agencies or authorities would your program need to collaborate with? Why do you think collaboration with these agencies is needed? Justify your answer using
appropriate reasons and examples. -What are the first four steps that you would take to implement your program in your locality? Why? -How would you evaluate the effectiveness of your program in
reducing drug use and crime? -What are some of the limitations for your program and how do you plan on overcoming them?