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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, 538.com quantitative editor
- Anthony Jackson, Oakland resident
- Terrence Allen, University of Texas at Austin assistant professor.
- Ferguson crisis revives debate about residency requirements for police
- Most Police Don’t Live In The Cities They Serve
- The Thin White Line: Most Cops Don’t Look Like the Residents They Serve
- Reexamining Residency Requirements For Police Officers
- Residency Requirements: Sometimes a Litigation Issue, More Often a Legislative One
- How to Handle Residency Requirements
- The Residency Rebellion
- Fraternal Order of Police
- Using Municipal Residency Requirements to Disguise Pubic Policy
- Residency Requirements: A Case of Politics Over Economics
- Hagerstown considers incentives to draw police officers to live downtown
- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says 53 percent of Detroit’s police force moved out of city after residency rule was lifted
- MCCARTHY v. PHILADELPHIA CIVIL SERV. COMM’N
- Life of the Law