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Title: PHILADELPHIA - POLICE DEPARTMENT - NORTHWESTERN PHILADELPHIA STRIKE FORCE - ACT (ANTI-CRIME TEAM) 3 FINAL REPORT
Author(s): D COOPER; J COOPER; M MCCARTHY; D PICKARD; J QUINN
Corporate Author: Police and Security Management Consultants
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Pennsylvania Governor's Justice Cmssn
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Philadelphia Mayor's Criminal Justice Improvement Team
Philadelphia, PA
Police and Security Management Consultants
Syracuse, NY 13203
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 73-DF-03-0010
Contract Number: PSM-74C-2-S-101
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: EVALUATION OF THE TACTICAL SUCCESS, ORGANIZATION, TRAINING AND OPERATION OF THREE HIGHLY MOBILE AND FLEXIBLE STRIKE FORCE TEAMS WHOSE MAIN MISSION IT IS TO REDUCE ROBBERY AND BURGLARY IN HARDENED TARGET AREAS.
Abstract: THE MAIN THRUST OF THE REPORT IS TO PRESENT THE RESULTS OF QUESTIONNAIRES FILLED OUT BY THE ANTI-CRIME TEAM (ACT) PERSONNEL REGARDING THE ORGANIZATION, OPERATION, TRAINING AND COMPLIANCE WITH STATED GRANT OBJECTIVES BY THE ACTS. THE SURVEY RESULTS INDICATED THAT THE ACT PERSONNEL BELIEVED THEY WERE REDUCING TARGET CRIMES EVEN THOUGH PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS DO NOT SUPPORT THIS. THE MOTIVATION AND ENTHUSIASM OF ACT PERSONNEL IS HIGH; PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT ARE WELL FOLLOWED AND OPERATIONALLY THE UNITS FUNCTION SMOOTHLY. THE UNITS DO NOT COMPLY CLOSELY WITH GRANT OBJECTIVES IN THE AREAS OF TARGET HARDENING AND CRIME PREVENTION TECHNIQUES AND TACTICS. THE RESEARCHERS RECOMMEND CONTINUANCE OF THE THREE ACT UNITS, BUT STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT REDEFINE THE PROJECT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES, AMEND THE CUMBERSOME VEHICLE AND UNIFORM RESTRICTIONS NOW ON ONE OF THE TEAMS. PROVIDE THE UNITS WITH MORE AND BETTER CRIMINAL INFORMATION, AND ESTABLISH MORE MEANINGFUL MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS TO TEST AND MONITOR THE PROJECTS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Burglary; Crime specific countermeasures; Law Enforcement Tactical Units; Pennsylvania; Plain clothes operations; Police effectiveness; Program evaluation; Robbery
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