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Title: Alachua County Sheriff's Office Research Partnership with the University of Florida
Corporate Author: University of Florida
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 125
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32601
Grant Number: 96-IJ-CX-0087
Sale Source: University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32601
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Six sheriff’s offices in North Central Florida and the University of Florida are partners in a National Institute of Justice grant designed to enhance research skills among the partners as they relate to community policing, to develop a program to improve deputies’ communication skills, and to enhance the project to ensure its future.
Abstract: The six sheriff’s offices are located in Alachua, Gilchrist, Columbia, Putnam, Levy, and Union counties. Most of these counties are small and rural and may lack the analytical research skills for examining their community law enforcement and other programs. The Florida Survey Research Center (FSRC) provides the data collection and analysis skills for the project. The grant’s first component is a series of six presentations/workshops provided by FSRC for the partners. Topics include approaches to research, policy analysis, program evaluation, survey research, strategic management, and geographic information systems. The communication training provided deputies with specific skills such as conflict management, as well as a reference manual. The grant’s research component consisted of a pretest and posttest analysis of the attitudes of residents of neighborhoods patrolled by the deputies that received the communication training. The final grant component focused on identifying partners’ needs, identifying grant opportunities, procedures for financial administration, and the recruitment of new partners. Program materials, forms, instruments, and tables
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Effective communications training; Florida; Funding sources; Grants or contracts; Interagency cooperation; Police in-service training; Police research; Police-citizen interactions; Policing innovation
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