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NCJ Number: 136278 Find in a Library
Title: Thinking "Outside the Dots:" Creative Approaches to Police Funding
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:59  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1992)  Pages:14,16,19,21-22,25-27
Author(s): W F Brown Jr
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 7
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Police administrators need to be creative in their approach to obtaining additional funding as small and medium-sized local departments are particularly likely to receive insufficient operating budgets.
Abstract: Creative approaches to obtaining additional funding for local police departments include: obtaining revenue from private sources; asset forfeiture; nontraditional revenue sources such as charging fees for traditional services and charging sentenced prisoners a fee to be incarcerated; selling advertising rights and department products, assets, or services; and the generation of revenue through additional taxes. Police executives need to keep an open mind and to network with successful members of the business community to gain new ideas about ways to resolve financial problems. The 9-dot box exercise used in management training serves as a reminder that to solve police funding problems, an executive must think "outside" the task of connecting the dots. 6 references
Main Term(s): Financial management; Police fund raising
Index Term(s): Funding sources; Police expenditures; Program financing
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