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Title: Community Policing Stage Assessment Model for Implementation Planning and Organizational Measurement, Final Report
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Author(s): Dan W. Fleissner
Corporate Author: Seattle Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 62
  Series: NIJ Research Report
  Annotation: This is the final report of a 1996 research project that examined the merits and validity of a stage assessment model as a management tool in the organizational change required to implement the community policing model.
Abstract: The research plan included the identification of several "advanced" community policing cities and the documentation of their transition to the new approach. On-site visits were then conducted to analyze their change process and determine whether these cities progress through a set of developmental stages. The four sites selected for intensive data collection were Boston, MA; Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC; St. Petersburg, FL; and Tempe, AZ. In order to provide some measure of objectivity in reviewing each department's programs, a number of the basic models of community policing were reviewed to identify their major components. The community policing model adopted for this study had the following components: link with the community, expanded/broadened role and function of the police, systematic problem-oriented approach, focus on outcome measures and results, and management and organizational changes. All of the departments indicated they had passed through a number of stages as the implementation process evolved over the years. Based on the implementation evolution of the agencies studies, the concept of a multi-stage development model was determined to be valid. The stage assessment matrix proposed involves the following stages: awareness/discovery, experimental/exploratory, commitment/understanding, and proficiency/ renewal. Each of these stages is described for the following aspects of community policing: police/community partnerships, evaluation approaches, police officer deployment, the use of technology, long-term assignments for officers to neighborhood areas, communications with city agency staff, organizational structure, financial planning and budgetary control, planning, training, role of police officers, problem-solving approaches, level of creativity in problem-solving, personnel performance measures, communications with community groups and citizens, and management philosophy. 19 references and appended supplementary information
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Models ; Police management ; Police reform ; Change management ; Organization development ; NIJ final report
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 95-IJ-CX-0044
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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