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NCJ Number: 31284 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY (FROM READINGS ON PRODUCTIVITY IN POLICING, 1975 BY JOAN L WOLFLE AND JOHN F HEAPHY - SEE NCJ-31282)
Author(s): P V MURPHY
Corporate Author: Police Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Police Foundation
Washington, DC 20036
Document: PDF
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR STATES THAT BUDGETARY CONSIDERATIONS WILL CAUSE POLICE ADMINISTRATORS TO BE HELD INCREASINGLY ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR USE OF RESOURCES.
Abstract: SEVERAL FACTORS, SUCH AS THE DIFFICULTY INHERENT IN ATTEMPTS TO DEFINE POLICE RESPONSIBILITIES AND THE INSULAR ATTITUDE OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS TOWARD EACH OTHER, ARE SAID TO HAVE SO FAR DEFERRED SUCH ACCOUNTABILITY. INDUSTRY'S ATTEMPTS AT PROFIT MAXIMIZATION THROUGH CONCENTRATION ON PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT AND IMPROVEMENT ARE SAID TO PRESENT POTENTIALLY VALUABLE EXAMPLES. SUGGESTED AREAS FOR CONCENTRATION INCLUDE THE DEFINING OF OFFICERS' RESPONSIBILITIES, INCREASED INTERAGENCY AND INTERDEPARTMENTAL COOPERATION, AND COORDINATION WITH LAWMAKERS AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS OF ENFORCEMENT POLICIES.
Index Term(s): Accountability; Evaluation measures; Interagency cooperation; Management; Police effectiveness; Police resource allocation; Police responsibilities; Productivity
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