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Title: Emerging Drug Enforcement Tactics: A Program Assessment
Author(s): D L Weisel
Corporate Author: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 283
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Washington, DC 20036
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 91-DD-CX-0045
Sale Source: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study discusses various drug enforcement tactics being used by police forces across the country, based on responses to a mail survey of large law enforcement agencies.
Abstract: This report discusses the evolution of police drug enforcement and emphasizes the need for research into the nature of local policing practices. Two subsequent chapters outline the research objectives and methodology used in this study, and factors related to the use of drug tactics by police. The bulk of the report is devoted to a description of innovative, effective drug law enforcement approaches, including inter alia, airport and asset profiling, automated intelligence data bases, child protection laws, clone pagers, crime analysis, drug demand reduction programs, drug incentive awards programs, hotel/motel interdiction, padlock laws, pharmaceutical diversion, and post-seizure analysis. Despite the local and decentralized nature of American police forces, officers have developed an almost universal repertoire of standard drug enforcement tactics, largely due to agency participation in multijurisdictional task forces. 4 tables, 41 references, and 5 appendixes
Main Term(s): Policing innovation
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement
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