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NCJ Number: 157932 Find in a Library
Title: Implementation Challenges in Community Policing: Innovative Neighborhood-Oriented Policing in Eight Cities
Series: NIJ Research in Brief
Author(s): Susan Sadd; Randolph M. Grinc
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 91-DD-CX-0012
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper reported on the methodology and findings of an evaluation of Innovative Neighborhood-Oriented Policing (INOP) programs, which were established in eight urban and suburban sites in 1990, distinguished by their focus on neighborhood drug problems through police-community partnerships.
Abstract: The evaluation focused on implementation issues, notably the extent to which police officers understood and supported the projects and the degree to which other public agencies and the community were involved. The study also examined police and residents' perceptions of INOP's impact. Because the evaluation was conducted relatively soon after the programs were adopted, it could not assess long-term effects. The evaluation found that police officers generally did not understand community policing, and average citizens had less knowledge than community leaders about INOP and were reluctant to participate. The perceived effects of INOP on drug trafficking were mixed; they resulted in geographic and temporal displacement of markets. Most site residents believed their relationship with the police had improved, even where the effect on drugs, crime, and fear was believed to be minimal. INOP's limited success in reducing drug crime and fear may be related to the obstacles generally encountered in transforming program ideas into action. 1 exhibit and 7 notes
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Drug prevention programs; Police policies and procedures
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