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NCJ Number: NCJ 179939     Find in a Library
Title: Operationalizing Community Policing in Rural America: Sense and Nonsense (From COPPS (Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving): Now and Beyond, P 118-125, 1999 -- See NCJ-179935)
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Author(s): Gary W. Cordner ; Kathryn E. Scarborough
Date Published: 07/1999
Page Count: 8
  Annotation: Because the application of community policing to rural areas and small towns presents some interesting ironies and contradictions, this paper considers various approaches to rural policing and how dimensions of community policing apply in rural areas.
Abstract: Rural policing includes small town police departments, rural sheriffs, and rural State police. Community policing can be applied in rural areas in accordance with philosophical, strategic, tactical, and organizational dimensions of community policing. The practical application of these dimensions within the different contexts of rural policing is discussed. The authors conclude that community policing is just as applicable to small towns and rural areas as it is to urban and suburban areas. 6 references
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): Municipal police ; State police ; Rural area studies ; Rural policing ; Rural crime ; Police policies and procedures ; Community policing ; Problem-Oriented Policing
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Country: United States of America
Language: English
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