Chapter 8

From Local to Global

Community-based Policing and National Security

Fahimeh Tabatabaei, Seyed Mohammad Reza Nasserzadeh, Simeon Yates, Babak Akhgar, Eleanor Lockley and David Fortune

Introduction

In 1829 Sir Richard Mayne wrote:

The primary object of an efficient police is the prevention of crime: the next that of detection and punishment of offenders if crime is committed. To these ends all the efforts of police must be directed. The protection of life and property, the preservation of public tranquility, and the absence of crime, will alone prove whether those efforts have been successful and whether the objects for which the police were appointed have been attained.

In attaining these ideals, there is a heavy dependency on the approval ...

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