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NCJ Number: 136169 Find in a Library
Title: Reducing Costs in Law Enforcement Operations
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:61  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1992)  Pages:1-5
Author(s): R M Ayres
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 5
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses ways law enforcement managers can deal with budget reductions while maintaining efficiency and effectiveness of police services.
Abstract: Of critical importance is the exchange of information on how to cut costs with employees and other departments. A survey of 100 law enforcement executives conducted by the National Executive Institute showed that cost saving measures could be attained in areas of overtime, vehicles, volunteers, civil participation, operation streamlining, automation, reduction of false alarms, use of Federal forfeiture funds, service fees, and subcontracting for services. Some management suggestions are presented for categories of automation, administration, maintenance, training, automobiles, and other miscellaneous areas. The most consistently described quality of excellent leadership is characterized by commitment to the community, organization, self, people, and task. This will provide quality service, cost effectiveness, and productivity. 4 notes
Main Term(s): Cutback management; Police management
Index Term(s): Budgets; Cost effectiveness analysis
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