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NCJ Number: 151465 Find in a Library
Title: City of Houston, Houston Police Department: Draft Final Report
Corporate Author: Cresap, Mccormick and Paget, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 255
Sponsoring Agency: Cresap, Mccormick and Paget, Inc
Washington, DC 20006
Sale Source: Cresap, Mccormick and Paget, Inc
1875 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents preliminary findings and conclusions from a management study of the Houston Police Department.
Abstract: Discussions of the study's major recommendations are presented in the following categories: (1) Overall Management (Strengthening Supervision; Matching Schedules to Workload; Rigorously Evaluating Results); (2) Neighborhood-Oriented Policing (Discussion of the five principal objectives for patrol officers which should define the Department's approach to Neighborhood-Oriented Policing); (3) Patrol (Scheduling and Staffing; Supervision; Beat and Dispatch Policies; Master Patrol Officer Program; Take-Home Car Program); (4) Emergency Communications (Strengthening Overall Management; Staffing and Scheduling; Defining a City-Wide Role; (5) Investigations (Decentralizing; Staffing Levels); (6) Substation Operations (Civilianizing Station Positions; Utilizing Desk Sergeants; Restructuring Storefronts; Zero Tolerance Operations); and (7) Other Operations (Efficiencies possible in various support operations of the Police Department). There is a section on implementing the recommendations. Graphs, charts, tables
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Patrol; Police civilian employees; Police Take Home Car Program; Policing innovation
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