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NCJ Number: 32856 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: INTER GOVERNMENTAL CONTRACTING FOR POLICE PATROL IN MICHIGAN - AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Author(s): W A SINCLAIR
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 312
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 74-NI-99-1002; 73-NI-99-1023
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE FOCUS OF THIS DOCTORAL DISSERTATION IS CONTRACTING FOR PATROL SERVICE BETWEEN OFFICIALS OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN RURAL AREAS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTY SHERIFF.
Abstract: A STRUCTURE AND CONDUCT/PERFORMANCE MARKETING MODEL IS USED TO ANALYZE THE CONTRACTING OPERATIONS OF ELEVEN MICHIGAN SHERIFFS. THE CRITICAL STRUCTURAL VARIABLE USED WAS THE FUNDING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EACH SHERIFF AND HIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RELATIVE TO THE SHERIFF'S DESIRE TO EXPAND HIS PATROL DIVISION. THE CONDUCT-PERFORMANCE VARIABLES USED WERE COST PER PATROL HOUR, REPORTING TO LOCAL OFFICIALS, DIVISIBILITY OF PATROL SERVICE SOLD, ACTIVITIES PERFORMED BY CONTRACTED PATROLS, ROTATED VERSUS PERMANENTLY STATIONED DEPUTIES, REVENUE FROM LIQUOR INSPECTION, AMOUNT OF TIME SPENT OUTSIDE CONTRACTING COMMUNITY, AND RESPONSE TIME. STUDY RESULTS INDICATED THAT SHERIFFS WHO WANTED TO EXPAND THEIR PATROL DIVISION AND WHO HAD MET OR ANTICIPATED MEETING DIFFICULTIES WERE MORE INCLINED TO CONTRACT WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND MEET THE CONDUCT PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES OF LOCAL OFFICIALS THAN SHERIFFS WHO FELT LITTLE NEED TO EXPLAIN THEIR PATROL DIVISION AND WERE ABLE TO OBTAIN CURRENT AND ANTICIPATED PATROL FUNDING. IT WAS ALSO FOUND THAT NOT ALL SHERIFFS PROVIDED THE SAME SET OF CONDUCT/PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS TO CONTRACTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES; THAT TEN OUT OF THE ELEVEN SHERIFFS PRICED THEIR CONTRACT AT LESS THAN VARIABLE COSTS (THE BALANCE BEING MADE UP BY THE COUNTY GENERAL FUND); AND THAT THE SHERIFF WAS CAPABLE OF INFLUENCING THE LOCAL OFFICIAL'S DECISION TO CONTRACT WITH HIM THROUGH HIS REAL ALLOCATION OF NON-CONTRACT PATROLS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Contract law enforcement; Cost analysis; Michigan; Patrol; Rural policing; Sheriffs; Studies
Note: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY - DISSERTATION
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