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NCJ Number: NCJ 184354     Find in a Library
Title: Community Policing Strategies
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Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 11/1995
Page Count: 2
  Series: NIJ Research Preview
  Annotation: This paper presents the results of a survey of law enforcement chief executives’ attitudes and perceptions about community policing.
Abstract: Almost half of the respondents had either implemented community policing or were in the process of doing so. Implementation was most likely to be reported by medium (50 or more personnel) and large (100 or more personnel) agencies. Community policing was most frequent in the West, followed by the South, Midwest, and Northeast. Benefits of community policing included fewer problems on issues of concern to citizens; improved physical environment in neighborhoods; more positive public attitudes toward law enforcement agencies; decreased potential for conflict between citizens and police; increased officer/deputy satisfaction; and reduced crime rates. As for potential negative consequences, 81 percent of the executives thought that crime might be displaced to a noncommunity policing area, 43 percent believed that responsiveness to calls for service would decline and 15 percent anticipated an increase in officer/deputy corruption. The paper briefly discusses the impact of community policing, implementation issues, operations of community policing agencies and implications.
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Crime Rate ; Deterrence effectiveness ; Policing innovation ; Police work attitudes ; Public Opinion of the Police ; Police-citizen interactions ; Police department surveys ; Self-report studies ; Community policing
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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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