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Title: Issues in Community Policing: Lessons Learned in the Implementation of Eight Innovative Neighborhood-Oriented Policing Programs
Series: NIJ Research Report
Author(s): Susan Sadd; Randolph Grime
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 169
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
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using observational and interview data, this study examined the effectiveness of eight Innovative Neighborhood-Oriented Policing Programs (INOP).
Abstract: The eight sites had a number of implementation problems in common. Implementation problems fell into three categories: problems in overcoming patrol officer resistance to the principles of community policing, problems in generating interagency support for and involvement in community policing, and problems in generating active community involvement in community policing. If police departments can involve other city agencies in the implementation of community policing from the beginning of the process, rather than as an afterthought, these agencies could be of use in stimulating community involvement through their attempts to educate the public about community policing. Also, police administrators must view police training and education as of equal importance as community education and training. Before instituting community policing, police departments should gauge as accurately as possible the resources necessary to do community policing, whether they are planning on implementing community policing citywide or in smaller areas of the city. Cities that are implementing community policing must recognize the importance of the community "partnership" aspect of community policing and know that community leaders and residents will quickly discern the difference between a department that wants a genuine partnership with the community and one that only pays lip service to the concept. 48 references
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Police attitudes; Police community relations programs; Police effectiveness; Police policies and procedures; Policing innovation; Role perception
Note: Volume II of a report submitted to the National Institute of Justice, presented in NIJ Report, June 1995.
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