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NCJ Number: 34103 Find in a Library
Title: COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING
Journal: LAW AND ORDER  Volume:24  Issue:3  Dated:(MARCH 1976)  Pages:78-81
Author(s): D J LOEHR; P K QUINN
Corporate Author: Copp Organization, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Copp Organization, Inc
New York, NY 10018
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS OF THE SUCCESSFUL TEAM POLICING PROGRAM IN BALLWIN (MO), A CITY OF 15,000 POPULATION LOCATED IN WEST SAINT LOUIS COUNTY.
Abstract: IN RESPONSE TO NATIONAL INCREASES IN CRIME RATES, THE BALLWIN POLICE DEPARTMENT BEGAN A REASSESSMENT OF ITS SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES DURING 1973. AIDED BY THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND GOALS REPORTS AND THEIR PREDECESSOR, 'THE CHALLENGE OF CRIME IN A FREE SOCIETY', THE DEPARTMENT DESIGNED ITS COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING PROGRAM, WHICH IS CHARACTERIZED BY POLICE EFFORTS TO INVOLVE THE COMMUNITY IN CRIME PREVENTION AND BY A REORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT INTO SECTOR POLICE TEAMS. SPECIAL PROGRAMS OF THE BALLWIN POLICE INCLUDE WELCOME CONTACTS BY POLICE WITH EACH NEW RESIDENT, OPERATION OF A BURGLARY ADVISORY UNIT, CITIZEN AIDES IN COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION, A PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM, AND A POLICE 'STOP AND TALK' PROGRAM WHERIN OFFICERS MAKE IT A PRACTICE TO STOP AND CONVERSE WITH CITIZENS. THE POLICE HAVE ALSO ADOPTED A NON-MILITARY ORGANIZATIONAL STYLE AND BLAZER UNIFORMS FOR CERTAIN PERSONNEL.
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Community support; Crime prevention measures; Missouri; Patrol procedures; Police community relations; Police organizational structure; Police social services; Team policing
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