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NCJ Number: 192997 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Law Enforcement Environmental Assessment Tools
Author(s): Donna Milgram
Corporate Author: Women in Policing Institute
National IWITTS
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 140
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Women in Policing Institute
Alameda, CA 94501-3682
Grant Number: 98-IJ-CX-0013
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Women in Policing Institute
National IWITTS
1150 Ballena Blvd., Suite 102
Alameda, CA 94501-3682
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Technical Assistance
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report profiles law enforcement environmental assessment tools (LEEAT), which are "off-the-shelf" tools that enable police departments to determine whether they are receptive to women and minority police officers in their workplace environment and to implement procedures designed to create a positive environment for all personnel.
Abstract: One of the LEEAT tools presented is an anonymous survey of departmental personnel designed to determine their perceptions of the barriers that officers are experiencing in the workplace related to gender and race and to obtain their input on possible solutions. Another tool profiled is the focus group guide, which is designed to bring together a cross-section of departmental employees to discuss such issues as general attitudes, uniforms and equipment, promotion, childcare and pregnancy, and sexual harassment. Another tool details recruitment and selection methods for recruiting women and minorities, followed by descriptions of the staff composition, course content, and training methods of a police training academy that is conducive to producing attitudes and work habits that facilitate a workplace environment which provides equal opportunity and acceptance for all officers without discrimination or harassment. A tool for preventing workplace gender discrimination contains a definition of sexual harassment, a sample sexual harassment policy, complaint procedures, and policies regarding pregnancy and child care. Work schedules, equipment and uniforms, and police unions and associations are also encompassed under this tool. The final LEEAT tool pertains to promotion and specialized assignments. It presents a departmental structure and procedures designed to ensure that promotions and specialized assignments are equally available to all personnel and reflect the diversity of personnel characteristics. For each of these LEEAT tools, this report provides forms and detailed procedures and content for planning and implementing the tool in departmental operations.
Main Term(s): Police management
Index Term(s): Minority police; Minority police recruitment; Minority recruitment; NIJ final report; Police women; Sexual harassment
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