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The Elusive Neighborhood Cop

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Who remembers the local beat cop, who lives in and really knows the community? Increasingly, police don’t live in the neighborhoods, or even the cities they patrol. But is that a problem?

On this edition, should police be required to live in the cities they patrol? Law enforcement agencies around the country are struggling for answers to a question that’s about race, class and geography.


  • Officer Charles Stone, Sergeant Mildred Oliver, Chief Sean Whent, Oakland police dept.
  • Bob Nash, retired Nashville Tennessee police commander
  • Yvette Thierry, Safe Streets Strong Communities founder
  • John Penny, Southern University of New Orleans Criminology Professor
  • Andrew Flowers, quantitative editor
  • Anthony Jackson, Oakland resident
  • Terrence Allen, University of Texas at Austin assistant professor.


Host: Andrew Stelzer

Featuring Music by: The Brain

Special Thanks: The Life of the Law

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