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NCJ Number: 43408 Find in a Library
Title: EFFECTING RECOMMENDED CHANGES IN POLICE DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS - POLICE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REPORT
Author(s): R R RICHARDSON
Corporate Author: Public Admin Service
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Public Admin Service
Mclean, VA 22102
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-002-76
Publication Number: REPORT NO 77-020-130
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT FOR WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, RECOMMENDED A NUMBER OF CHANGES WHICH COULD NOT BE IMPLEMENTED BECAUSE OF PERSONNEL CONFLICTS. THIS DESCRIBES ONSITE WORK BY A POLICE MANAGEMENT EXPERT.
Abstract: IN EARLY 1966, THE CITY MANAGER OF WALLA WALLA, AN AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY IN WASHINGTON WITH A POPULATION OF ABOUT 24,000, REQUESTED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR A NUMBER OF POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICIES. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS NOT CONSULTED BEFORE THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REPORT WAS DEVELOPED AND PERSONALITY CONFLICTS PREVENTED IMPLEMENTATION. IN EARLY 1977, A CONSULTANT WAS ASKED TO WORK ONSITE TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION. THIS REPORT DESCRIBES HIS EFFORTS TO REESTABLISH COMMUNICATIONS AND THE SETTING UP OF A POLICE MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT STAFF, AND TWO PATROL OFFICERS. IT WAS FOUND THAT MANY OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REPORT WERE ARBITRARY AND NOT THE BEST SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM. THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE IS WORKING ON A SHIFT ROTATION SURVEY AND WILL REDESIGN SHIFTS TO MEET OFFICERS' NEEDS. A LIST OF PATROL OFFICERS ELIGIBLE FOR PROMOTION IS BEING PREPARED. THE JAIL MANAGEMENT MANUAL RECOMMENDED BY THE EARLIER REPORT COMPLETELY IGNORED GROUNDWORK NECESSARY FOR SUCH A DOCUMENT; THIS GROUNDWORK IS NOW BEING DONE. A TIMETABLE FOR IMPROVEMENTS HAS BEEN WORKED OUT. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE POLICE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE CONTINUE AS A FORUM FOR CHANGE.
Index Term(s): Management; Police management; Police policy development; Technical assistance reports; Washington
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