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NCJ Number: 142192 Find in a Library
Author(s): R R Friedman
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 34
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This overview of community policing presents some background information and discusses the implications of such an approach, intraorganizational change within police departments, the community aspect of community policing, and the development of a clearinghouse for community policing efforts.
Abstract: Community policing, a policy and a strategy directed toward realizing more effective and efficient crime control, reduced fear of crime, and improved police services and police legitimacy, assumes a need for greater accountability of police, an increase in public decisionmaking, and more concern for civil rights and liberties. Both the greatest advantage and disadvantage of the community policing model is that it does not provide a solution for problems requiring immediate attention. The approach proposes focusing away from the individual level of police practice to the organizational level of coordination and synchronization of efforts and provides the basis for the argument of the necessity to shift attention from "Officer Smiley" to interagency cooperation. 1 figure and 28 references
Main Term(s): Community policing; Interagency cooperation
Index Term(s): Police policies and procedures; Police reform; Police-citizen interactions; Policing innovation
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