Community partnerships are an important component of community policing (COP) programs. COP programs do a number of things to create opportunities for citizens to assist the police in crime control such as participating in block watch programs, neighborhood clean-up programs, citizen police academies, citizen volunteer officer programs etc… In your opinion are these programs successful at improving citizen trust and confidence in the police? Are they successful at easing tensions that occur between citizens and the police in protests, and highly publicized incidents of police use of force? Why or why not? If not what else should police do to improve citizen relations?