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NCJ Number: 157462 Find in a Library
Title: What Happened to Police Protection
Author(s): J A Ferrara
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 230
Sponsoring Agency: St. Michael's Press
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Sale Source: St. Michael's Press
1552 Eden Isle Boulevard
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
United States of America
Type: Biography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book brings the reader through the 1960's to the present day in this episodic book of the author's life and times as the commanding officer of the 41st police precinct in the South Bronx, widely known as Fort Apache.
Abstract: Writing from a first-person perspective, the author details his experiences in responding to the variety of crimes, safety issues, and public-order problems that confronted his precinct. Other police management issues recounted are the identification of and response to police corruption and other personnel problems, as well as the handling of citizen complaints about lack of police protection. The police handling of various crime problems encompassed homicides, burglaries, robberies, vehicle thefts, prostitution, gambling, and juvenile delinquency. Other safety and law enforcement matters addressed in the precinct included suicides, traffic accidents, the enforcement of zoning and construction ordinances, and crime prevention. In looking back on his tenure at Fort Apache and reflecting on current crime control efforts, the author assesses the significance of community policing, drug law enforcement, gun control, and corrections policies.
Main Term(s): Police management
Index Term(s): New York; Police corruption; Police effectiveness; Police responsibilities; Urban policing
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