Herman Goldstein is considered one of the foremost authorities on policing in American and offers a great deal of insight into problem solving activities. His beliefs are conducive to community policing, teaming police and the community into problem solvers.
Problem solving is a key element in community policing. Together, we must be proactive by identifying, analyzing, and develop a tailor-made response found by the police and the community in a proactive effort.
When searching for an answer to our community problems, the process must be broad and uninhibited. Although, the traditional response may sometimes be the answer, the search for alternatives can still be productive.