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Collaborative problem solving for community safety
Collaborative problem solving for community safety

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2 Assessing critical problems in community settings

In many ways life is about solving problems and making decisions. Whether it is choosing a profession, deciding where to go on holiday or selecting a café for a quick coffee, we are constantly challenged to make decisions and solve problems.

Needless to say, the same applies in the workplace where making decisions and solving problems can be as an individual or as part of a team. In areas such as community policing you could be dealing with sensitive problems and the impact of decisions taken on a day-to-day basis can be far reaching. It is consequently important to approach problem solving (and decision making) in a sensitive and considered way.