Solving Disorder Problems

Uncommon Policing on Common Ground: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Solving Disorder Problems within the Community


Community Oriented Policing Services e-newsletter "Dispatch" Volume 4, Issue 11 (November 2011)


Community Oriented Policing Services

This November 2011 article from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services speaks about using multi-disciplinary services and teams (e.g., police, fire, animal control, code enforcement, and professional services) to solve disorder problems.

Lieutenant Mark Schwobel, of the Hurst Police Department in Hurst, Texas, shared that the initiative of the Hurst Intervention Team (HIT) was exclusively developed to respond to such scenarios. One of the team’s objectives is to provide a timely and coordinated response that results in long-term improvements and the resolution of community problems. HIT consists of a collection of multi-disciplinary professionals who are equipped to provide an assortment of services as well as continual follow-up visits to ensure positive long-term improvements.

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