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  NCJ Number: NCJ 166819     Find in a Library
  Title: Crime Prevention and Community Policing: A Vital Partnership
  Document URL: Text 
  Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
  Date Published: 1997
  Page Count: 27
  Series: BJA Monographs
  Annotation: This monograph examines ways in which community crime prevention and community policing are linked, both philosophically and operationally.
  Abstract: The document examines crime prevention and community policing in practice in eight cities: Bridgeport, CT; Caldwell, ID; Hayward, CA; Knoxville, TN; Reno, NV; Salt Lake City, UT; St. Petersburg, FL; and Tempe, AZ. Research developed five conclusions: (1) Crime prevention and community policing share the common purpose of making the public safer and communities healthier; (2) Crime prevention efforts provide information and skills essential to community policing; (3) Crime prevention and community policing have great potential for enriching each other; (4) Crime prevention responsibilities may be repositioned within a department as it moves to community policing. However, successful departments have found it necessary to have a clear focus of responsibility for crime prevention and to apply and teach crime prevention knowledge and skills; and (5) Thoughtful, planned action that carefully nurtures a core of crime prevention expertise while making the skills and know-how available to all officers, especially those working at the street level, can substantially benefit the transition to community policing as well as its practice. Bibliography, notes
  Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
  Index Term(s): Community support ; Police effectiveness ; Community involvement ; Community crime prevention programs ; Policing innovation ; Police-citizen interactions ; Community policing ; Problem-Oriented Policing ; Psychology of law enforcement
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 95-DD-BX-K003
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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  Type: Issue Overview
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: BJA Monograph
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