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NCJ Number: 31199 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: SCHOOL RELATIONS BUREAU - A PROGRAM OF POLICE INTERVENTION
Journal: CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR  Volume:2  Issue:4  Dated:(DECEMBER 1975)  Pages:358-371
Author(s): C B CLEMENTS
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Alabama Law Enforcement Planning Agency
Montgomery, AL 36111
Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 72-DF-04-0050; 73-DF-04-0014
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER PRESENTS A GENERAL RATIONALE FOR POLICE PREVENTION-DIVERSION PROGRAMS AND DESCRIBES A THREE-YEAR PROJECT IN WHICH POLICE TEAMS WERE ASSIGNED TO SCHOOLS.
Abstract: THE SCHOOL RELATIONS BUREAU (SRB) OF THE MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS BEGUN IN LATE 1970 AS A TWO-PERSON TEAM OF OFFICERS DESIGNED TO SERVE A LIAISON FUNCTION BETWEEN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. ONE OF THE ORIGINAL GOALS OF THE BUREAU WAS TO PREVENT THE ESCALATION OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATIONS IN AND AROUND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF MONTGOMERY. A SIGNIFICANT SECONDARY GOAL FROM ITS INCEPTION HAS BEEN THE IMPROVEMENT OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN POLICE AND YOUTH. THE TWO-PERSON BUREAU WAS EXPANDED TO EIGHT PERSONS THE SECOND YEAR. IN THE SPRING OF 1972, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION APPROVED A GRANT REQUEST FROM THE MONTGOMERY POLICE DEPARTMENT WHICH ALLOWED THE BUREAU TO EXPAND TO 16 OFFICERS AND ADDITIONALLY PROVIDED FUNDS FOR TRAINING, SUPERVISION, AND EVALUATION. FEATURES OF THIS PROGRAM INCLUDED JOB SPECIFIC TRAINING, SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION BY A FULL-TIME PSYCHOLOGIST, AND NUMEROUS INFORMAL POLICE-YOUTH CONTACTS. STUDENTS AND TEACHER ACCEPTANCE WAS HIGH. MOST OFFICERS SUCCESSFULLY MOVED INTO HELPING ROLES, AND SEVERAL SPECIFIC BENEFITS ACCRUED TO STUDENTS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Alabama; Campus Security; Education; High school education; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Police community relations; Police discretion; Police diversion; Police juvenile relations; Police school relations; Police social services; Police youth units
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