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NCJ Number: 32878 Find in a Library
Title: WOONSOCKET (RI) - POLICE DEPARTMENT - POLICE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REPORT
Author(s): J F FRANCINI; E G HARPIN
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Justice Institute
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 50
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Westinghouse Justice Institute
Arlington, VA 22202
Contract Number: J-LEAA-016-72
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESULTS OF THIS DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION AND OVERVIEW OF THE WOONSOCKET POLICE DEPARTMENT, WHICH HAS A POLICE STRENGTH OF 93 OFFICERS TO SERVE A POPULATION OF 46,820.
Abstract: THIS STUDY WAS TO FOCUS PRIMARILY ON THE DEFINITION OF PROBLEMS WITHIN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, PARTICULARLY IN THE GENERAL AREAS OF PERSONNEL UTILIZATION AND PERFORMANCE. ANOTHER OBJECTIVE OF THE INVESTIGATION WAS TO DELINEATE THOSE AREAS WHERE MORE IN-DEPTH ANALYSES WOULD BE NECESSARY FOR FULL EVALUATION. THE AREAS OF INVESTIGATION INCLUDED MANPOWER, ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, PATROL ACTIVITY, PERFORMANCE, COMMUNICATIONS, IN-SERVICE TRAINING, RECORDS MANAGEMENT, FACILITIES, AND POLICIES. THE RECOMMENDATIONS PRESENTED IN THIS REPORT ARE INTENDED TO FOCUS FIRST ON CHANGES MOST LIKELY TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE COST-EFFECTIVE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE DEPARTMENT'S OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND THE QUALITY OF POLICE SERVICES, AND SECOND TO INDICATE CHANGES NEEDED FOR LONG-RANGE IMPROVEMENTS.
Index Term(s): Cost effectiveness analysis; Evaluation; In-service Training; Management; Operations research; Personnel evaluation; Police effectiveness; Police manpower deployment; Police organizational structure; Police records; Rhode Island; Technical assistance reports; Training evaluation
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