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NCJ Number: 229869 Find in a Library
Title: Generating and Using Community Intelligence: The Case of Neighbourhood Policing
Journal: International Journal of Police Science and Management  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:Spring 2010  Pages:1-11
Author(s): Karen Bullock
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 11
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article discusses the concept and application of community intelligence as it relates to neighborhood policing, a key component of the UK police reform agenda.
Abstract: This paper examines the role that community-generated information plays in 'neighborhood policing' - a key component of the UK police reform agenda. The neighborhood policing agenda is concerned with the delivery of a consistent presence of dedicated neighborhood teams which should be visible and accessible to the community. However, it also calls for the generation of community intelligence which should be used for local problem-solving and should be incorporated into National Intelligence Model (NIM) tasking. At the time of writing the principle of incorporating information generated from the public into policing intelligence and priority setting thus has strong resonance, at least at the level of rhetoric of policy and practice. It is contended that difficult questions are posed in thinking through what it means to consult with the 'public', the nature of community generated information and how it is translated into operational decisions and resource deployment. This paper explores the conceptual foundations of neighborhood policing - which are found in reassurance policing, problem-oriented policing, and the National Intelligence Model. It then examines the current mechanisms for generating community information, prioritizing problems, and delivering responses as they are applied in neighborhood policing. It finishes with a critical discussion of the concept and practice of generating and using community information for setting local policing priorities. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community support; Police community relations; Police effectiveness; Police-citizen interactions; Policing innovation; United Kingdom (UK)
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