The Proactive Alliance Policing Concept
By: Safe Night LLC
FAIRFAX, Va. - Sept. 12, 2019 - PRLog -- Safe Night LLC is proud to announce the publication of the article titled, Proactive Alliance: The Ethos of Broken Windows, in IACP's Police Chief magazine authored by Safe Night LLC's Molly C. Mastoras, LPC and Master Police Officer Dimitrios (Jim) Mastoras.
The Proactive Alliance policing concept is a collaborative prevention model based on building relationships with the community in a variety of settings and using the humanity of the individual police officer as his or her most valuable instrument. The concept of Proactive Alliance, developed by Molly C. Mastoras, LPC, is a method of collaboration among police, businesses, and community members fostered by active listening techniques, effective communication, and empathy to develop purposeful and productive relationships. This approach draws from and adapts counseling psychology concepts including Family Systems Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered techniques, the Stages of Change, Trauma-informed techniques, and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
Proactive Alliance recognizes the value of the transactional de-escalation techniques that police use to defuse adversarial conflict and empowers officers to actively engage with the public before a conflict occurs. When a crisis does occur, the relationship acts as a problem-solving medium, giving the officer more options than enforcement alone, including the ability to draw from the community for the most effective solution.
Our goal at Safe Night LLC is to provide training and awareness not only to improve officer safety and efficiency, but also to help police develop durable and mutually beneficial relationships with their communities.
To find out more about Proactive Alliance, visit us at www.safe-night.com