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NCJ Number: 127841 Find in a Library
Title: Establishing an Arson Strike Force
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Fire Chiefs
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Fire Chiefs
Washington, DC 20036
National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These guidelines are intended to help communities to analyze their needs for an arson strike force and guidelines to establish such a force.
Abstract: This force is a team mobilized for a short period to investigate major arson incidents; it does not set policy. The main benefits of an arson strike force are greater productivity using existing resources, better interagency coordination and cooperation, and stronger prosecutions. The nine steps involved in establishing this unit are (1) identify problems, (2) confer with counterparts in other agencies, (3) seek the prosecutor's advice and support, (4) develop a justification, (5) design the organizational structure, (6) evaluate expense requirements, (7) obtain agency endorsements, (8) seek policymakers' authorization, and (9) complete the organizational arrangements. Figures, lists of organizations and references, and detailed guidelines on organizational development, management, and administration
Main Term(s): Arson squads
Index Term(s): Arson investigations; Interagency cooperation
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