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NCJ Number: 185727 Find in a Library
Title: Police-Researcher Partnership: Building the Infrastructure for Effective Program Evaluation
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America

Justice Research and Statistics Association
United States of America
Project Director: Joan C. Weiss
Date Published: September 1998
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Justice Research and Statistics Association
Washington, DC 20002
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 96-IJ-CX-0006
Sale Source: Justice Research and Statistics Association
10 G Street N.E., Suite 710
Washington, DC 20002
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This letter and report summarize a project funded by the National Institute of Justice to promote, create, and strengthen partnerships between police agencies and academic researchers to aid the evaluation of emerging law enforcement programs, particularly community policing and problem-oriented policing.
Abstract: The project began with the development of formal police-researcher partnerships at six sites: New Orleans, Baltimore County (Md.), Charleston, W. Va., Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., Grand Rapids, Mich., and Wichita, Kans. The project determined the strengths and weaknesses of each partnership, created trust-building activities for the partnerships, determined and ranked research topics, and promoted the development of realistic methodologies for evaluating the top selected police issue. The analysis revealed that the first step in establishing the police-researcher partnership was to bring the local police agencies together with the State Statistical Analysis Centers and the universities to determine police research needs and assess the researchers’ capabilities for meeting those needs. Police agency representatives and researchers from each site met in April 1997 to report on the results of implementing the police-researcher partnership and research initiatives undertaken. The partnerships are continuing to work on evaluation strategies to assess community policing efforts.
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Evaluative research; Interagency cooperation; Kansas; Louisiana; Maryland; Michigan; North Carolina; Police research; Policing innovation; Problem-Oriented Policing; Program evaluation; Researcher subject relations; West Virginia
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