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NCJ Number: 122301 Find in a Library
Title: Taking a Problem-oriented Approach to Drug Enforcement
Corporate Author: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Washington, DC 20036
Grant Number: 88-DD-CX-K072
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Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A problem-oriented approach to law enforcement related to illegal drugs began in 1988 in Atlanta, Tampa, Philadelphia, Tulsa, Okla., and San Diego, Calif. under an agreement between the Police Executive Research Forum and the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the United States Department of Justice.
Abstract: The project arose from awareness that traditional law enforcement was ineffective in addressing the drug problems of the 1980's. To develop a new approach each city formed a management committee to conduct an inventory of the drug problems in the selected target area. The committees or task groups are also guiding the application of problem-oriented techniques of policing. Thus, task groups help police officers to identify problems, explore alternative strategies, review progress, and obtain resources to solve the problems. Group meetings attended by law enforcement personnel, housing officials, and other organizations have aided the effort. Photographs, a description of each city's project, and address from which to obtain more information are included.
Main Term(s): Problem-Oriented Policing
Index Term(s): California; Florida; Georgia (USA); Investigative techniques; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania
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