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NCJ Number: 34204 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: MULTI-AGENCY NARCOTICS UNIT MANUAL
Author(s): M R GARZA
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 300
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 74-TA-99-1001
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PRESCRIPTIVE PACKAGE GIVES POLICE ADMINISTRATORS AND LINE PERSONNEL THE NECESSARY INFORMATION TO IMPLEMENT, OPERATE, AND EVALUATE A MULTI-AGENCY NARCOTICS (MAN) UNIT.
Abstract: ONE RESPONSE TO THE RISE IN ILLEGAL DRUG USE HAS BEEN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MULTI-AGENCY NARCOTICS (MAN) UNIT. COMPOSED OF OFFICERS FROM COOPERATING JURISDICTIONS, THE MAN UNIT OPERATES AS A SINGLE TACTICAL ENTITY. TO DATE, APPROXIMATELY 150 SUCH UNITS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED TO CONSOLIDATE AND COORDINATE DRUG ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS IN NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES. AS PART OF A YEAR-LONG PROJECT, MAN UNITS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WERE IDENTIFIED AND QUERIED REGARDING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS AND LOCAL DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS. TWELVE OF THE RESPONDING MAN UNITS WERE SELECTED FOR SITE VISITS. BASED ON THE INFORMATION DERIVED FROM VISITING THESE UNITS AND FROM CONDUCTING ADDITIONAL RESEARCH, THIS PRESCRIPTIVE PACKAGE WAS PREPARED PRIMARILY TO ASSIST POLICE ADMINISTRATORS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN ESTABLISHING A MAN UNIT AND THOSE WHO ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING SUCH SQUADS. IT EXAMINES THE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF THE UNITS STUDIED AND RECOMMENDS CERTAIN PROCEDURES AND POLICIES THAT CAN BE USED TO FACILITATE SUCCESSFUL MAN UNIT OPERATIONS. SPECIFIC GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PROVIDED IN SUCH AREAS AS STAFF SELECTION AND TRAINING, PROGRAM OPERATIONS, UNIT ADMINISTRATION, THE USE OF SPECIALIZED SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT, AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT. VARIATIONS OF PRACTICE IN THE FORMATION, OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNITS ARE TRACED TO DIFFERENCES IN THE PERCEPTION OF THE NARCOTICS PROBLEM ON THE PART OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, RELATED GOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. OVERALL, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MAN UNITS WAS FOUND TO BE A FUNCTION OF ITS RESPONSIVENESS TO LOCAL NEEDS.
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Drug law enforcement units; Interagency cooperation; Management; Personnel selection; Police narcotic officer training; Police resource allocation; Procedure manuals; Records management; Regionalization; Substance abuse agencies
Note: PRESCRIPTIVE PACKAGE SERIES
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