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NCJ Number: 134978 Find in a Library
Title: Rapid Response and Community Policing: Are They Really in Conflict?
Author(s): R C Larson
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Community Policing
Michigan State University
School of Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Flint, MI 48502
National Ctr for Community Policing
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper develops a concept of policing that integrates community policing with rapid response to emergency calls.
Abstract: Although community policing advocates and rapid-response advocates have often portrayed their perspectives as mutually exclusive, it is possible to structure policing so that it is both community-oriented and prepared to deal promptly with incidents that warrant immediate police service. The community policing emphasis requires that patrol officers have large unbroken time segments for productive patrolling and problemsolving. Their tasks must include meetings with community members and groups to negotiate and adjust local priorities. Neighborhood negotiated priorities must be incorporated in an on-line data base of the "911" CAD system. Also, foot patrolling must be integrated with motorized patrolling. Rapid response requires that additional operations be incorporated with community policing. Patrol units must respond rapidly to the 10-15 percent of service calls that involve life-threatening situations or the arrest of a felon. This requires that 911 call takers be trained to diagnose and prioritize calls for service so that police time is used most efficiently under the concepts of community policing. There must be accurate and timely data on patrol units, community priorities, and community problems, all on-line on the CAD system. 45 references
Main Term(s): Community policing; Emergency communications
Index Term(s): Police differential response; Police response time
Note: This paper was developed from a presentation at the Seventh Meeting of the Executive Session on Community Policing at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government. Community Policing Series No. 20
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