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Title: Community Policing Strategies
Author(s): M A Wycoff
Corporate Author: Police Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 273
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
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Police Foundation
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US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
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Grant Number: 91-IJ-CX-K008
Sale Source: Police Foundation
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Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report discusses findings from a national survey of 2,314 municipal and county police departments and sheriffs departments regarding whether they have implemented, or are planning to implement, a community policing strategy.
Abstract: The survey adopted a broad definition of community policing to infer any policing practice aimed at increasing interaction between citizens and police officers to improve public safety and enhance quality of life in the community. This report discusses theoretical meanings and operational implications of community policing, as well as the methodology used in this study. Responses of police agency executives regarding their general attitudes toward community policing, their views on issues associated with its implementation, and their perceptions of the potential costs and benefits of community policing are analyzed in detail. Data about the extent and nature of reported implementations are summarized in a separate chapter. Differences between community policing agencies and noncommunity policing agencies are discussed in terms of programs and practices, organizational arrangements, patrol officer/deputy responsibilities, mid-level manager responsibilities, citizen participation in crime prevention efforts, and perceived effectiveness. The report discusses the implications for the field of policing, providers of training and technical assistance, and police researchers. 12 tables, 1 figure, 19 references, and 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Police management; Police-citizen interactions
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