Effects of Community Policing on Local Security Management Practices in Kwale County, Kenya: A Case Study of Kinango
Chimba, Nicodemus Dalu
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The effects of community policing on local security management practices in Kwale County are undocumented, and its implementation remains unclear. The study aimed to establish the effects of community policing on local security management practices in Kwale County, Kenya. The study was directed by three objectives as follows; to show and bring about knowledge of community policing initiative, information sharing and attitudes on community policing among community members on local security management practices. Descriptive case study research design was adopted, where the target population of 200 respondents were divided into strata and stratified randomly to formulate a sample size of 100 respondents. Semi structured questionnaire was used as the research instrument. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed that knowledge of community policing initiative among members, information sharing on community policing and attitudes on community policing among community members on local security management practices affected security management practice. It was recommended that the community should be made aware of their role in community policing and the police should ensure that they interact well with the community so that the members of the communities are able to provide information to the police willingly which may help prevent crime. The members of the public should be encouraged to have a positive attitude with the police so that they maintain good relations that can boost community policing.