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NCJ Number: 150127 Find in a Library
Title: Resource Allocation and Deployment Strategy: School Safety Officers
Author(s): W J Bratton
Corporate Author: BOTEC Analysis Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: BOTEC Analysis Corporation
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents a new organizational structure, field deployment strategy, and training for New York City school safety officers that will maximize their impact and effectiveness while increasing officer motivation and job satisfaction.
Abstract: The consultant who analyzed the work of school safety officers met with Division of School Safety staff and observed Division field operations in a variety of settings in Manhattan. He reviewed operations with field personnel while observing them perform scanning and regular school patrol. Staff provided the data upon which report recommendations are based. Currently, Division of School Safety personnel assigned to borough activities are borough- based, with significant support provided by personnel from the Central Office, specifically for scanning and emergency response types of activity. Over time, the distinction in duties of these two entities have been significantly blurred to the point where clear lines of command, control, and responsibility no longer exist. This results in significant overlap of responsibility and dysfunctional performance. Under the proposed strategy, school safety personnel assigned to the borough will be under the direction of a Safe Schools Borough Coordinator, assisted by two Deputy Borough Field Coordinators, each of whom will be responsible for five Safe Schools Groups. Each Safe Schools Group will be headed by a supervisor, reporting directly to the deputy borough coordinator responsible for the group. An additional two field supervisors will be used to staff the special response vans. The report also discusses compensation/salary issues and training. 8 charts
Main Term(s): Police personnel
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; School delinquency programs; School security; School security officer training; School security officers
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