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Title: How Can the Consolidation of Functions Between Small California Police Departments Ensure the Departments' Viability by the Year 2000?
Author(s): P G Herley
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 107
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Document: PDF
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study analyzes how the consolidation of functions between small California police departments can ensure the departments' viability by the year 2000 and facilitate cost-effective deliverance of high-quality service.
Abstract: Some of the functions considered for consolidation include communications, investigations, purchasing, research, training, crime analysis, and records. The study first defines past, present, and future issues related to the consolidation. Using a nominal group technique, trends and events are forecast, and their cross-impact is analyzed. Using these trends and events, a "desirable and attainable" futures scenario is developed; this becomes the basis for the rest of the study. The study concludes that consolidation of functions will be the best approach to ensure the viability of small police departments in the year 2000. Next, a plan develops a strategy to implement the consolidation program. Four existing police departments used in the scenario are analyzed for their strengths, weaknesses, and capability to accept change. Stakeholders in the consolidation are identified and analyzed. Using a modified policy delphi technique, policy alternatives and implementation strategies are identified. An effective model for the transition management process is then developed in the transition plan. Appended supplementary information, 16 endnotes, 25-item bibliography. (Author summary modified)
Main Term(s): Police consolidation
Index Term(s): California; Long range planning; Police management; Police organizational structure
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