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Community Policing 

Any form of sustained partnership/consultation/liaison between local residents and the local state police.

Schärf, cited in CCHS, 2007, p. 112, end note No. 128 

 

Community policing is defined as “any form of sustained partnership/consultation/liaison between local residents and the local state police”, not to be confused with “community-generated policing” which “refers to civilian forms of policing (not for commercial gain) outside of a partnership with the state,” including vigilantism, “and what became labelled in South Africa as ‘urban terror’”.


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