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NCJ Number: 194083 Find in a Library
Title: Policing and Community Partnerships
Editor(s): Dennis J. Stevens
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 208
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Publishing
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-028049-6
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Publishing
Criminal Justice and Police Training
1 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book presents the professional and personal experiences of individuals involved with contemporary policing and community partnerships.
Abstract: The change in policing and community partnerships is constant and intensifying. There is a huge effort and challenge confronting the American population about law and public order. The community component of community policing is necessary as is community input and decision making. In Chapter 1, the story of Chicago’s Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) is told, with clear recommendations given for future reform activity in other cities. Chapter 2 relates the story of how an affluent small community manages the community oriented policing concept, and how commitment to organizational change is most important. Chapter 3 discusses the additional organizational reforms required to move departments in a more sophisticated level of community policing. Chapter 4 examines community-policing initiatives in Columbia, South Carolina as characterized by the concept of a shared responsibility by the department and the community. Chapter 5 argues that the Madison (Wisconsin) Police Department believes that social order can be accomplished when community members participate in police decisions. Chapter 6 examines the idea that many police departments adopt the rhetoric of community policing, but make few changes in their organizational structures and the tactics of their officers. In Chapter 7, the outcomes of one component of community-oriented policing, a police saturation operation, conducted in Charlotte (North Carolina) are examined. Chapter 8 describes community partnerships in public schools to help curb school violence. The Miami Dade Police Department and the public schools in Miami (Florida) have partnered together to bring safety back to the classroom by creating The Youth Crime Watch. Chapter 9 describes how investigative units within a police agency must reorganize to their workplace in order to meet the challenges of partnerships with the community. Chapter 10 involves a survey of police supervisors regarding management skills. The text concludes with a summation chapter providing the initial literature basis for community policing that leads into a brief discussion of the outcomes for each previous chapter. Index
Main Term(s): Community policing; Police community relations programs
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community support; Police resource allocation; Police-citizen interactions; Policing innovation; Problem-Oriented Policing
Note: For individual chapters see NCJ-194084-94.
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