Community Policing Toward Social Problem Solving: A Study on Sylhet Metropolitan Police


Community Policing Toward Social Problem Solving: A Study on Sylhet Metropolitan Police


Md. Uzzal Miah and Shamima Tasnim

Department of Public Administration, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet 3114.


American Journal of Public administration

Community policing is one of the strategies in the police where the traditional model of policing was transformed to involve people in the service delivery. This study examined the model of problem-solving policing, its various problems and preventive measures. It also investigated whether social problem-solving policing criteria is existing in community policing. The social survey method was deployed to collect data and information through fieldwork. Data were collected from the service receivers as well as service providers (Community Police) of Jalalabad Thana and Kotwali Thana under the Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP). To know the in-depth information about community policing, several case studies also conducted. The study revealed that Community Policing is working smoothly and solving various social problems (such as social disputes, drug addiction, child marriage, eve-teasing, and domestic violence). They are operating their activities more efficiently in the rural area. However, some displeasure among the service receivers still exists. Many people are not satisfied with the activities of the working committee, coordination committee as well as corrupt practices of community police officers. Thus, initiatives should be taken to deliver objective service to the people and surpass the associated problems.


Keywords: Community Policing, SMP, Social Problems, SARA, CPF, Bangladesh.


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Md. Uzzal Miah and Shamima Tasnim. Community Policing Toward Social Problem Solving: A Study on Sylhet Metropolitan Police. American Journal of Public administration, 2019,1:8.


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