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NCJ Number: 156704 Find in a Library
Title: Handling of Citizens' Reports
Journal: Belugyi Szemle  Volume:33  Issue:2  Dated:(February 1995)  Pages:65-70
Author(s): J Selmeczi
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English; Hungarian
Country: Hungary
Annotation: The handling of citizens' reports is a basic police responsibility, because the appropriate handling of reports and the polite way police interact with citizens contributes greatly to public satisfaction with the police.
Abstract: Detecting crime and maintaining law and public order are important police functions, but police must recognize their other responsibilities as well. The way they handle reports, evaluate the intelligence received, and take action all serve the interest of maintaining law and order. Therefore, police must consider the handling of citizen reports as an important function. The author is the head of the citizen complain office at the Pest County Police Headquarters in Hungary. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Hungary; Police-citizen interactions; Public Opinion of the Police
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