Volunteer police: History, benefits, costs and current descriptions

  title={Volunteer police: History, benefits, costs and current descriptions},
  author={Adam Dobrin},
  journal={Security Journal},
People in free societies are best governed when members of the community take active participation in the oversight of the community. One mechanism for participation in such oversight is volunteer police. Volunteer police have been part of western policing since the inception of the concept of police, and the practice currently continues. Of benefit to police organizations, modern volunteer police provide financial, personnel and strategic benefits to police agencies. The communities policed… 
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