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NCJ Number: 221151 Find in a Library
Title: Partnering with a Purpose
Journal: The Police Chief  Volume:74  Issue:11  Dated:November 2007  Pages:64-66,68,69
Author(s): Keith Clement; Richard M. Hough; Brian Jones; John Mathis; Chip Simmons
Editor(s): Charles E. Higginbotham
Date Published: November 2007
Page Count: 5
Document: HTML
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article identifies and describes the advantages of cooperation between institutions of higher education and law enforcement agencies, thereby achieving common goals and objectives in the areas of training, education, and technical assistance.
Abstract: The bottom line is that law enforcement agencies should consider fostering strong ties with local universities and community colleges with available subject matter experts in the faculty. To maintain the high public image of law enforcement, the hiring, training, and retention of quality officers must be an area of critical focus. Agency administrators and university faculty should encourage such teaming to help research and craft viable solutions to community problems and to expand problem-solving efforts. Both organizations are vital stakeholders in this process and can be mutually beneficial to each other. It is an ongoing priority to equip officers with skills for effective policing. The need for increasingly sophisticated techniques and tools extends to the managers and administrators of an agency as a whole. Institutions of higher education can often provide instruction on such techniques and tools. This article explores three potential areas that offer possibilities for mutual benefit. These areas are training, education, and technical assistance. It also examines best practices to initiate, maintain, and strengthen partnerships between higher education and law enforcement. 7 notes
Main Term(s): Police effectiveness
Index Term(s): Future of policing; Police professionalism; Police reform; Police training innovations; Policing innovation; Professional in-service education
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