Community policing really matters says retired Cleveland cop once on the frontlines.
Bob Guttu was a Cleveland cop for 31 years, more than 20 of those in city's community policing unit, where he became one of its biggest proponents.
After he retired in 2008, he wrote a handbook about community policing -- a strategy many police experts believe is critical to building trust between officers and the communities they protect.
I sat with Guttu recently to hear more about his days as an officer who embraced community policing, something he notes was not accepted by all his colleagues. Some believed such efforts were unproductive.