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Journal: Police Chief  Volume:61  Issue:2  Dated:(February 1994)  Pages:52,55-61
Author(s): B Harrison
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Future trends in California's law enforcement operations are discussed that concern public safety needs, municipal police services, organizational structure and financing, and new models of police service delivery.
Abstract: By the year 2002, organizational objectives of law enforcement agencies and the demand for police services will change. A recent survey of municipal police chiefs in California, for example, indicated a strong commitment to community policing. Many had implemented such programs or similar efforts to bring police agencies closer to the communities they serve. Developing a mission statement is the crucial first step in any planning process to meet future law enforcement needs. Law enforcement agencies must be mission-driven rather than rule-driven organizations, and they must have a clear organizational vision. In providing efficient service, however, these agencies face financial challenges. Procedures involved in transitioning to a mission-driven police service are described, and a case study involving the Coronado, California, Police Department is included. 40 footnotes
Main Term(s): Municipal police
Index Term(s): California; Community policing; Police effectiveness; Police organizational structure; Police planning
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