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NCJ Number: 140096 Find in a Library
Title: Blueprint for Progress in Policing
Corporate Author: Law Enforcement Steering Cmtte
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Law Enforcement Steering Cmtte
Washington, DC 20026
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Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Members of the Law Enforcement Steering Committee report on their meeting to consider pending issues of major significance to policing.
Abstract: Agreement has been reached on several challenges that face the police community today: community/police relations, cultural bias training, agency composition, police accountability, community policing, quality leadership, hate crime laws, media fairness and professionalism, victimization, support for law enforcement professionalism, and the federal role in realizing safer communities. The police need to make a systematic effort to analyze their relationship with the community and to identify factors that create conflict as well as to develop an action plan to resolve the conflict. To minimize the impact of biases held in the broader society, police departments should screen applicants carefully. Concerted efforts also should be made to recruit more minorities and women and to ensure their advancement into the higher ranks. Police leaders need to take responsibility for adopting more progressive and department-wide policing strategies and for bringing about the cultural changes those strategies require. The report concludes with recommendations to Congress and the Administration.
Main Term(s): Community policing; Police-citizen interactions
Index Term(s): Accountability; Discrimination; Hate Crimes; Personnel selection
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