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NCJ Number: 30869 Find in a Library
Title: OBSTACLES TO TEAM POLICING
Journal: JOURNAL OF CALIFORNIA LAW ENFORCEMENT  Volume:10  Issue:2  Dated:(OCTOBER 1975)  Pages:48-51
Author(s): B FUNKHOUSER
Corporate Author: California Peace Officers Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: California Peace Officers Assoc
Sacramento, CA 95814
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR PRESENTS FACTORS WHICH ACCOUNT FOR MUCH OF THE RESISTANCE TO TEAM POLICING AND SUGGESTS THAT EACH OF THEM BE ANTICIPATED AND ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PROCESS OF ADAPTING AND IMPLEMENTING TEAM POLICING PROGRAMS.
Abstract: OFFICERS' MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE MOTIVATIONS FOR INSTITUTING OF TEAM POLICING IS SEEN AS ONE POTENTIAL PROBLEM. RELUCTANCE OF OFFICERS TO ASSUME OR SHARE LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES IS ANOTHER. OFFICERS MAY INITIALLY DOUBT THEIR COMPETENCE IN THEIR NEW ROLES, OR THEY MAY EXPERIENCE ROLE CONFLICT. IT IS ALSO SUGGESTED THAT COMMUNITIES IN THE MIDST OF SOCIAL UPHEAVAL AND TURMOIL MAY NOT BE PROPER SETTINGS FOR POLICE ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES. THE AUTHOR RECOMMENDS THAT PERSONS EXPERIENCED IN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIATION OF TEAM POLICING PROGRAMS.
Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences; Leadership; Police attitudes; Program planning; Team policing
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