"Policing that you can trust"
Ron L. Dowell, a lifelong resident of the Watts and Compton areas of Los Angeles, has witnessed from the ground level the devastation wrought by two major rebellions, both sparked by incidents involving the police. With nearly four decades in public service Mr. Dowell has a unique perspective on what it takes to prevent riots and effectively serve urban communities.
Built around the notion of trust, he seeks and offers solutions.
"Mutual trust is the firmest building block in human relationships. Without it, the whole structure comes down." LRH
The manner in which police officers interact with the public is affected by the agency’s style, philosophy, and approach to service…history abounds with instances in which police actions ignited rebellion and riots in communities.
As an advocate of community-oriented policing I wrote COMPTON 4 COPS: Community-based crime fighting in disadvantaged racially and ethnically diverse communities, to help communities make improvements in public safety service delivery.
One key is to reduce fear and improve trust and understanding between the communities and the police agencies whose job it is to serve them.