1) The first step of SARA is to identify problems by getting to know the area. Speculate how long it may take a new officer to become acquainted with the community in order to be effective in identifying patterns of repeat incidents. Then, provide a method or tool to speed up the process.

2) Evaluate the entire SARA model to determine what would happen if the assessment step is skipped or incompletely detailed.

3) From your perspective, state a reason why COPPS will not or does not work. Then, counter this reason with something directly positive about the COPPS model.

4) Imagine you are a police chief of a midsized city of over 150,000 citizens. You are currently thinking about adopting the COPPS model. Analyze the two most important things you would need to evaluate or know in order to make a wise decision.