Community policing is both a policy and a strategy that requires buy-in and participation not only by the police department, but the community as well. It is never a “quick fix” but a long-term commitment that is built on mutual trust and respect, and that doesn’t happen overnight. Not an easy mission under any circumstances, but in higher education where the resident population turns over almost completely every four years, the challenges can be greater.

Listen and learn as Bill talks about his experiences as a police chief at a college in Boston and how collaborative efforts, both internal and external led to trust and relationship building that in turn provided a safer working and living environment for students, administrators, faculty and the residential and business communities bordering the school.