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NCJ Number: 30669 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: HARRISBURG - BUREAU OF POLICE - INTENSIVE PATROL UNIT FINAL EVALUATION REPORT
Author(s): J ELDRED; F FLETCHER; A SUTOR
Corporate Author: University of Pennsylvania
Wharton School of Finance and Commerce
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 88
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Pennsylvania Governor's Justice Cmssn
Harrisburg, PA 17120
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: SC-166-73A
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PURPOSE OF HARRISBURG'S INTENSIVE PATROL UNIT WAS THE SUPPRESSION OF CRIME WITHOUT THE HINDRANCES THAT ACCOMPANY NORMAL POLICE PATOROL OPERATIONS - I.E., NONCRIME FIGHTING ACTIVITY.
Abstract: THIS EVALUATION COMPARES HARRISBURG'S CRIME RATE WITH THAT OF HER SISTER CITIES, LANCASTER AND YORK, FOR THE PERIOD DURING WHICH THE INTENSIVE PATROL UNIT (IPU) HAS BEEN IN OPERATION (1971-1974). A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS PREPARED AND ADMINISTERED TO ALL FORMER AND CURRENT IPU PATROL OFFICERS. THE CRIME RATE OFFENSES SHOW THAT THE IPU MADE A NEGLIGIBLE EFFECT ON THE CRIME RATE BECAUSE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 1972'S PART 1 OFFENSES, THE SITUATION IN HARRISBURG RELATIVE TO LANCASTER AND YORK HAS BEEN GETTING WORSE. ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS UNCOVERED BY THE SURVEY OF OFFICERS WAS THEIR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT WHAT THE OBJECTIVES OF THE UNIT WERE. POOR ADMINISTRATIVE PLANNING WAS ALSO CITED. A SERIES OF PROBLEM AREAS IS DEFINED THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN SPECIAL TACTICAL UNITS.
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Law Enforcement Tactical Units; Patrol; Pennsylvania; Program evaluation
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