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Dr. Adkinson discusses community-oriented policing in the Star-Telegram

12.02.2021 | By:
Photo of Dr. Cary Adkinson, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

When the Fort Worth Star-Telegram needed an expert on the relationship between police departments and the communities they serve, they turned to Texas Wesleyan for help. 

Cary Adkinson, Ph.D., associate professor of criminal justice, was asked to comment in a story on recent safety concerns in a Fort Worth neighborhood. He said that community and police collaboration can improve neighborhoods, especially when it comes to nonviolent property crimes. 

“If the problems originate in the community ... then the community is critical for helping to solve those problems. And of course, they can’t do that by themselves, which is why it’s so important to have some form of police-community relations and community-oriented policing.” 

Read the full story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.