skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 149052 Find in a Library
Title: Anchorage Community Patrols: A Comprehensive Review of Patrol Procedures and Tactics
Author(s): D Erlich
Corporate Author: Anchorage Community Patrols
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Anchorage Community Patrols
Anchorage, AK
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In Anchorage, Alaska, community patrols were established in 1992 with help from the Anchorage Police Department due to concern over rising crime rates in the city, open drug dealing, prostitution, and public perceptions that children were no longer safe on the streets.
Abstract: Over the past 2 years, more than 100 citizens have participated in the community patrol network. Patrols operate during all hours of the day and night but concentrate primarily on Fridays and Saturdays, and they work closely with the police department and local businesses. Basic guidelines have been established for Anchorage community patrols. Standard operating procedures are described for organizing and forming community patrols, with emphasis on membership, boundaries, incorporation, bylaws, Federal taxes, and structure. Training workshops for new patrols are outlined, and patrol equipment, action plans, and tactics are discussed. Specific information is provided to help patrols deal with prostitution, drug dealing, and after-hours clubs. Safety precautions patrols should follow are noted, as well as arrest procedures, guidelines for working with law enforcement, and reporting and recordkeeping. An appendix lists Anchorage's police codes, and sample log sheets for community patrols are included.
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Alaska; Citizen patrols; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Crime prevention measures
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.