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NCJ Number: 167490 Find in a Library
Title: Community Policing in Holyoke, 1996
Author(s): A G Fletcher; R Laramee; D T Zolendziewski
Corporate Author: Holyoke Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Holyoke Police Dept
Holyoke, MA 01040
Sale Source: Holyoke Police Dept
City Hall
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The principles, activities, and programs involved in community policing in Holyoke, Mass. are described.
Abstract: The agency's community policing philosophy emphasizes outcomes and long-term problem solving rather than numbers of calls, arrests, or tickets. Its goals include involving people directly in efforts to solve community problems, increasing the use of foot and bicycle patrols to make police more visible in neighborhoods, and increasing citizens' perceptions of personal safety. Activities focus on gang prevention, an interagency approach to addressing domestic violence, the formation of the Holyoke Community Police Leadership Council, crime prevention activities, and the use of bicycle patrol. Programs include Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE); an after-school volunteer program for youths ages 10-18; TRIAD, a national community policing initiative involving senior citizens, law enforcement, and human service providers; the grant-funded Greater Holyoke Youth Services Corps; a gun buyback program; and Project Reclaim, which focuses on securing vacant buildings.
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Police crime-prevention
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