Problem-oriented policing offers police agencies a model for addressing the underlying conditions that created and cause other problems of concern to the community.
Another example would be that problem-oriented policing recognizes the expertise that line officers have developed in their police careers, and allows them to use this expertise to study problems and develop creative solutions to those problems. Experience in departments around the country has shown that line officers are capable of contributing much more to the resolution of crime and other community problems than what we presently ask of them. Officers engaged in problem-oriented policing have expressed greater job satisfaction and exhibited a keener interest in their work. Problem-oriented policing also entails a greater and closer involvement by the public in police work. Communities must be consulted to ensure that police are addressing the needs and concerns of the citizens. Community involvement and support are key ingredients if police agencies hope to find long-term solutions to recurrent problems. Lastly, problem-oriented policing recognizes that a great deal of the information needed to thoroughly understand a problem is not contained in a police agency's files. As a result, problem-solving officers are encouraged to draw on