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NCJ Number: 149134 Find in a Library
Title: State Police: Organization and Administration
Author(s): B Smith
Date Published: 1969
Page Count: 299
Sponsoring Agency:
Montclair, NJ 07042
Publication Number: ISBN 87585-064-2
Sale Source: 23 Prospect Terrace
Montclair, NJ 07042
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume describes the organization, administrative methods, and statutory powers of the police agencies of Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia, as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Abstract: The discussion focuses on the position of the police in State administration; the jurisdiction of the police; the powers delegated to the police chief; the direction, control, compensation, and welfare of the rank and file police officers; the distribution of patrol units and the patrol methods they use; criminal investigation; identification; and crime prevention. Reference is made throughout the text to the United States experience in municipal police administration. The conclusions are based on an analysis of the laws and other printed materials related to State police, as well as personal observations of each police agency in operation. The research was conducted over a 2-year period during the early 1920's. Figures, footnotes, and index
Main Term(s): Police agencies
Index Term(s): Canada; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania; Police internal organizations; Police management; Police responsibilities; Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Texas; West Virginia
Note: Publication No. 64: Patterson Smith Reprint Series in Criminology, Law Enforcement, and Social Problems
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