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Title: Future of Privatizing Nonessential Police Services in California Law Enforcement Agencies
Author(s): M L West
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 111
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The feasibility of contracting out specific nonessential police services and the effect on the future of California law enforcement was examined using the Fresno Police Department as a model.
Abstract: Nonessential police services included parking enforcement, burglary alarm response, completion of minor incident reports, investigation and reporting of non-injury traffic accidents, prisoner transportation, guarding prisoners at hospitals, and the arrest and transportation of shoplifting suspects to detention facilities. The Nominal Group technique was used to gather data and project future events and trends concerning issues of the future capability of local law enforcement to provide nonessential police services by 2001, types of nonessential police services private industry will be providing to the public by the year 2001, and cost-effectiveness of privatization of nonessential police services. The study showed that California law enforcement agencies could benefit from contracting out essential police services. In particular privatization would reduce personnel expenditures, with up to 51 percent salary savings as well as problems associated with costs of recruiting, training, and disciplining in-house employees involved in the performance of nonessential tasks. The money saved could be used to fight violent crime, drug related problems, and other community concerns. 5 tables
Main Term(s): Future of policing; Privatization
Index Term(s): California; Future trends; Law enforcement
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