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Title: Tucson Police Department Enhanced Crime Prevention Program, Final Report
Corporate Author: Tucson Police Dept
United States of America
Project Director: P Ronstadt
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 428
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Tucson Police Dept
Tucson, AZ 85702
Grant Number: 87-SD-CX-K068; 89-DD-CX-K015
Sale Source: Tucson Police Dept
P.O. Box 1071
Tucson, AZ 85702
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Since 1981, the Tucson Police Department has attempted to evolve into a community-based, problem-oriented policing style to prevent crime.
Abstract: The major theme of the Enhanced Crime Prevention Demonstration Program in Tucson was to demonstrate the importance of crime prevention as a major policy activity of equal professional stature to patrol and investigative activities. The Tucson program incorporated the following elements: integration of crime prevention activities into routine daily operations throughout the police department; changes in command initiatives and department structure to promote crime prevention as a high-priority police activity; development of policing strategies oriented to provide effective community services; increased role of uniformed officers in crime and drug prevention; crime and drug prevention training for all law enforcement personnel; establishment of a multidisciplinary planning team to be responsible for managing and coordinating community and drug prevention initiatives; use of expanded crime and community data and crime analysis to enhance crime prevention efforts and communicate crime-related information to community residents; citizen involvement in crime and drug prevention; and integration of crime and drug prevention into city planning, zoning, urban renewal, and construction projects. The Tucson Police Department encountered difficulties in transitioning from a traditional policing approach to one of community orientation, but specific steps were taken to ease the transition that focused on police training, public education, community groups, and area targeting. Attachments provide detailed supplemental data on the Tucson Police Department's crime prevention efforts. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Arizona; Community involvement; Crime prevention planning; Crime prevention training; Drug prevention programs; Police organizational structure
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