National security and community policing a case study of Kenya.
It is important to note that those most affected by insecurity, the public, have for a long time in the past not engaged the police directly in how security is provided to them. Due to changing circumstances of communities and shifting characteristics of crime and violence that affect the communities, policing practices that worked in the past have not remained effective in the near past. This is what necessitated that practice of community policing among other factors. Even before formal policing came into existence communities were involved in providing their own security through various means. The study focuses on national security and community policing as concepts, the structures and mechanisms of national security as well as the relationship between national security and community policing. The study also looks at emerging issues related to community policing. In carrying out the study secondary data from books and journals as well as internet sources were used. Primary data collected through Interviews and questionnaire was also included.