skip navigation

LIBRARY

Abstract Database

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

To download this abstract, check the box next to the NCJ number then click the "Back To Search Results" link. Then, click the "Download" button on the Search Results page. Also see the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 202694 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Promising Strategies from the Field: Community Policing in Smaller Jurisdictions
Corporate Author: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: September 25, 2003
Page Count: 62
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Washington, DC 20530
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
Two Constitutional Square
145 N Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document provides case studies that highlight the projects of 11 law enforcement agencies that found innovative uses for Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) funding.
Abstract: California’s Woodland Police Department hired a school resource officer (SRO), which led to several positive outcomes. Patrol no longer needs to respond to school-related incidents. The SRO has increased the levels of trust, respect, and communication between law enforcement and the school community. The school campuses are significantly safer for students and staff. The Warner Robins Police Department (Georgia) used COPS hiring grants to hire more officers so that it could more effectively respond to street-level drug dealing in the city and the dilapidated housing from which dealers operated. The Coventry Police Department (Connecticut) used a COPS MORE grant to purchase a new CAD/RMS, which provides needed crime analysis and ultimately allows officers more time to answer more calls. A COPS School-based Partnership grant helped students, police, and school personnel in Yorkville, IL conduct a needs assessment in the school and determine the prevalence of gang activity and bullying and the availability of services and activities. The Gulf Breeze Police Department (Florida) hired a COPS-funded school resource officer and reduced vandalism complaints during homecoming week by 83 percent from the previous year. A COPS Distressed Neighborhoods Program grant allowed the Muskegon Police Department (Michigan) to form the Distressed Neighborhood Task Force, which resulted in increased positive communications between citizens and police in four targeted neighborhoods. Arizona’s Pima Community College Department of Public Safety used a COPS MORE grant to purchase equipment to provide a more efficient and expedient system for preparing and submitting reports. The Golden Police Department (Colorado) placed two SRO's in its high school and middle school to aid in school needs assessment, reducing the amount of student crime, and improving ties between the schools and community. Fairbanks, AK police used COPS funds to reduce the number of alcohol-related incidents on campus. COPS-funded officers in Roseville, CA aided that police department in institutionalizing community policing. The police department in Dyersburg, TN, also initiated community policing programs with COPS funding.
Main Term(s): Community policing; Funding sources
Index Term(s): Police community relations programs; Police effectiveness; Police resource allocation; Police-citizen interactions; Policing innovation; Services effectiveness
Note: Downloaded November 4, 2003.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=202694

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.