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NCJ Number: 229746 Find in a Library
Title: Making Crime Prevention a Priority
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:77  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:40-41
Author(s): Ron Francis; Jeff Wamboldt
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 2
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article briefly describes how the Kenosha, Wisconsin Police Department's crime prevention efforts and strategies went from part-time to a full-time crime prevention unit.
Abstract: Up until 2005, Kenosha, WI was able to maintain two school resource officers, in part-time positions, to plan crime prevention activities. However, incidents involving gang-related behavior and adult bullying forced Kenosha to establish a full-time crime prevention unit. Two officers were assigned to the unit with the objective to assist patrol and investigations solve problem and close cases. In order for the crime prevention unit to succeed, it would need the support of the police chief, the administration, the city leaders, the community, and most importantly the patrol officers and detectives. Kenosha was successful in achieving a team commitment, and with these tools in place the crime prevention unit puts the responsibility for preventing crime back into the hands of everyone.
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Crime prevention officers; Crime prevention planning; Police effectiveness; Wisconsin
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