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Accession Number ADA567328
Title Community Engagement for Collective Resilience: The Rising System.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 119p
Personal Author J. L. Farrell
Abstract Since the inception of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the American public has been told that it has a prominent role to play in the 'War on Terrorism.' However, this role has not been clearly defined. This thesis explores the viability of community engagement as a tool to promote public safety and homeland security. Research was primarily conducted through a literature review (to understand how engagement impacts safety), and a comparison of four case studies of safety-centric engagement programs in the United States and the United Kingdom. While several of the programs in the case studies have proven to be effective at developing trust and improving security, the U.S. Federal Government has not effectively worked with these resources to improve its understanding of the domestic security landscape. The thesis contends that a new system is necessary to connect the Federal Government to local engagement programs. This may be accomplished with a domestic coordination and engagement system, referred to as the 'Rising System' for the purposes of this thesis. The goal of the Rising System would be threefold: to link federal, state, and local governments; to build on existing community policing and outreach efforts to help at-risk communities identify their greatest challenges; and to provide a forum in which community members can safely work with their government to develop solutions.
Keywords Building resilience
Building trust
Case studies
Chicago police department
Chicago's alternative policing strategy
Community engagement
Community policing
Dhs(Department of homeland security)
Doj(Department of justice)
Fbi(Federal bureau of investigation)
Fema(Federal emergency management agency)
Homeland security
Interagency coordination
Law enforcement
Literature surveys
Local citizen engagement
Local government
Los angeles police department
Philadelphia police department
Phillyrising collaborative
Public safety
State government
United kingdom
United states government
Violence prevention
Violent extremism prevention

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
92C - Social Concerns
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of National Security Affairs.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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