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NCJ Number: 30671 Find in a Library
Title: SEATTLE - COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER PROJECT - FINAL EVALUATION, APRIL 1, 1974 - JULY 1, 1975
Author(s): K E MATHEWS
Corporate Author: Seattle Law and Justice Planning Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Seattle Law and Justice Planning Office
Seattle, WA
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: 1142
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT ADMINISTERS A PROJECT WHICH EMPLOYS CIVILIAN COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS (CSO'S), SUPERVISED BY A CIVILIAN PROJECT DIRECTOR, TO PERFORM PATROL AND A WIDE RANGE OF NON-LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES.
Abstract: CSO SERVICES INCLUDE SUCH THINGS AS TRANSPORTATION OF SICK AND INJURED PERSONS, MEDIATION OF FAMILY AND NEIGHBORHOOD DISPUTES, AUTO BREAKDOWNS, VISITS TO SHUT-IN ELDERLY PERSONS, MARKING PERSONAL PROPERTY, REPORTING STREET, SIDEWALK AND LIGHTING PROBLEMS, FIRST AID, ETC. BASED UPON PROJECT OBJECTIVES, THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN MAKING A SYSTEM IMPACT THROUGH PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY AND RELIEVING POLICE OFFICERS OF NON-LAW ENFORCEMENT DUTIES. HOWEVER, THE PROJECT HAS NOT BEEN AS SUCCESSFUL IN UPGRADING CSO EMPLOYMENT STATUS AND SKILLS. TO SOME EXTENT, THE LATTER FAILING HAS BEEN DUE TO OTHER FACTORS BEYOND PROJECT CONTROL (I.E., THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT HIRING FREEZE). (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Community service officers; Police social services; Program evaluation; Washington
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