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Title: Colorado Springs Police Department Manpower Projection Report
Corporate Author: Colorado Springs Police Dept
Manpower Projection Cmtte
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 66
Sponsoring Agency: Colorado Springs Police Dept
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
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Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines the Colorado Springs Police Department's philosophy; its organizational structure; the civilianization of job positions; and a workload analysis of each position and includes a forecast for manpower for 1992.
Abstract: The Colorado Springs Police Department has been committed to making the community-based concept integral to the overall delivery of police services. It focuses on active and effective cooperation among the components of the community. The department has changed from a headquarters-based police service to a decentralized one that emphasizes a problem-centered approach to proactive policing. Data on police service demand trends, address crime trends, service calls, staffing and service calls, and clearance rates, all for 1986-1990. Crime and clearance rates are presented for 1991. A discussion of the economy and efficiency of civilianization of police employees advise that the practice of maintaining a relatively high percentage of civilian employees has enabled the department to obtain and keep necessary specialized-skills employees at far less cost than is true of most police agencies. The manpower workload analysis presented outlines all the departmental positions by function. Positions eliminated from the 1992 budget are highlighted, and the impacts caused by the elimination of these positions are detailed. Extensive charts, figures, and tables
Main Term(s): Manpower planning; Police manpower deployment
Index Term(s): Colorado; Community policing; Police civilian employees
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