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Title: How Will the Homeless Population Affect Services of Medium Size Police Agencies by the Year 2000?
Author(s): S E Brummer
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 116
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines the impact of the homeless population on police services in medium-sized cities by the year 2000.
Abstract: A literature review and interviews with law enforcement professionals provide data for assessing the current environment. It was determined that current law enforcement training and programs generally are inadequate for managing the myriad public concerns associated with this population. Through the use of future research technologies, involving input from professionals representing Government, business, social services, the homeless, and law enforcement, a future scenario was developed which incorporates the resources and expertise of local social service agencies, both public and private. On the basis of an analysis of organizational capability and adaptability, the position of primary stakeholders, and future trends, three interrelated policies were specified for implementation over time. First, a formal training program is suggested that addresses the various aspects of the diverse homeless population (e.g., alcoholic males, the mentally ill, women and children). The plan also recommends the creation of an interagency advisory committee composed of public and private resources. After systems are in place to provide basic needs to the homeless, a plan is suggested that calls for strict enforcement of laws and ordinances pertaining to camping, public drunkenness, and trespassing. The position of primary stakeholders with respect to these policies and negotiation strategies for gaining their support are discussed, and a transition management process is delineated that includes management structure and control systems. 4 appendixes, 34 endnotes, and 46 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Homeless offenders
Index Term(s): California; Future trends; Interagency cooperation; Police social services
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