INFORMATION SHARING AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY POLICING FOR ETHICAL PRACTICES TOWARDS RESILIENT NATIONAL ECONOMY IN NIGERIA
Keywords:community policing, police force, information sharing, community participation, ethics.
This article explores the significance of information sharing and community participation in community policing to foster ethical practices and contribute to a resilient national economy in Nigeria. Community policing involves a collaborative partnership between the police and members of the public, aiming to protect lives and properties at the neighbourhood level. Ethical practices within community policing ensure public safety, and this can be further enhanced through effective information-sharing systems and community participation, particularly in the form of police-community information sharing. The paper discusses key concepts such as community policing, information sharing, and community participation. It also examines the challenges associated with information sharing and community participation in community policing in Nigeria, including the timely provision of information and obstacles to effective community engagement. The paper concludes with recommendations to address these challenges and promote ethical practices within community policing.