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NCJ Number: 229873 Find in a Library
Title: Empirical Study of Intelligence Strategy Implementation
Journal: International Journal of Police Science and Management  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:Spring 2010  Pages:55-68
Author(s): Petter Gottschalk; Yngve Sommerseth Gudmundsen
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 14
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Using the results of a survey of police districts in Norway, this article examines how police organization structure and police organization culture influence the extent of intelligence strategy implementation.
Abstract: Strategy implementation suffers from a general lack of academic attention. The need for improved implementation of strategies in law enforcement and policing has been emphasized by both scholars and practitioners. Implementation is important for four reasons. First, the failure to carry out a strategy can cause lost opportunities, duplicated efforts, incompatible organizational units and wasted resources. Second, the extent to which a strategy meets its objectives is determined by implementation. Third, the lack of implementation leaves police officers dissatisfied and reluctant to continue doing strategic planning work. Finally, the lack of implementation creates problems establishing and maintaining priorities in future strategic planning. In this empirical study, implementation of intelligence strategy is studied in a causal relationship with organization structure and organization culture. It is found that a knowledge organization structure has a significant positive influence on the extent of strategy implementation. Figure, tables, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Police organizational structure
Index Term(s): Future of policing; Norway; Police department surveys; Police reform; Police training innovations; Policing innovation
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