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NCJ Number: 189607 Find in a Library
Title: Looking Inward With Problem-Oriented Policing
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:70  Issue:7  Dated:July 2001  Pages:1-5
Author(s): Terry Eisenberg Ph.D.; Bruce Glasscock
Date Published: July 2001
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Document: HTML
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses application of the problem-oriented policing approach to problems within law enforcement agencies.
Abstract: Because problem-oriented policing (POP) concentrates on solving problems rather than solely responding to complaints, agencies can apply the technique to problems within their organizations as well as those in the community. One of the most popular initiatives within POP is known as SARA - scanning, analysis, response, and assessment. The article suggests that an agency create a problem-solving group, or task force, to handle a special internal initiative and that group can then implement the four-step SARA approach. While the application of POP to internal departmental problems is not widespread, the article considers that it has considerable promise and deserves wider exploration. If an agency can solve its internal problems more effectively, it can improve its ability to solve external community problems as well. The article concludes that all levels of law enforcement personnel will benefit from leadership development training focusing on the successful application of the POP approach. Notes
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Decisionmaking; Police decisionmaking; Police effectiveness; Police training; Police training innovations; Police training management; Policing innovation; Problem-Oriented Policing; Staff development training
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