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Title: Physical Security Planning: Law Enforcement Participation in Local Community Growth
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:56  Issue:6  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:56-58
Author(s): R Gonzalez
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: As communities change and experience growth and urbanization pressures, it becomes more and more important for police to become actively involved in local planning to control the rate, nature, and fear of crime.
Abstract: Crime prevention and physical security measures usually are not given sufficient emphasis by local government officials and developers and usually are undertaken with minimal law enforcement input. It is suggested that a community involve the police as an integral part of the planning process, particularly crime prevention. Police expertise can be utilized to design strategies to deter a wide range of criminal activity and create an environment in which the possibility of apprehension is significantly increased. Key steps in fostering better coordination between the police and the planning board are outlined.
Main Term(s): Security management
Index Term(s): Physical crime prevention; Police crime-prevention; Police training
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