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Mediation has its place in police work as a tool used by uniformed police officers assigned to patrol duties. It represents a viable method for handling calls-for-service which involve an interpersonal dispute in which there are no grounds to arrest or to cite a party for a law violation. 

This paper proffers reasons for teaching cops to become better mediators; followed by an explanation of the manner in which police officers should provide mediation services.

Conceptualizing Mediation Use By Patrol Police Officers