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NCJ Number: 137121 Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of Community Policing: Final Report of the Community Survey and Police Department Internal Survey
Author(s): N C Daly; P J Morehead
Corporate Author: St Petersburg Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Surveys of the community and police department were conducted to evaluate the impact of implementation of community policing in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Abstract: The results are based on the responses of 1,448 residents and business people and 337 police officers. The community survey provides baseline information on the levels of citizen satisfaction with police service, citizens' fear of crime, and citizens' level of concern for several quality of life problems perceived to exist in their neighborhoods. Similarly, the internal survey of police officers provides baseline data on employees' perceptions of their jobs, their feelings about the implementation and effectiveness of community policing, their ratings of police function, and their level of concern for the same quality of life problems presented to citizens in the community survey. Additionally, the police officers were asked several open-ended questions regarding their specific expectations of the impact community policing would have on their jobs, their personal definitions of community policing, and their recommendations for how the process of implementing community policing could be improved. Data analysis for both surveys include descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, and statistically significant relationships between survey variables and demographic characteristics.
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Florida; Police attitudes; Public Opinion of Crime; Public Opinion of the Police
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