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NCJ Number: 49942 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PREVENTIVE POLICING IN THREE BRITISH CONSTABULARIES
Author(s): F BADDELEY
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: PRACTICAL PREVENTIVE POLICING IS DESCRIBED AND ITS USE IN THREE BRITISH CONSTABULARIES IS DISCUSSED. THESE INCLUDE CHESHIRE, STRATHCLYDE, AND MANCHESTER.
Abstract: PRACTICAL PREVENTIVE POLICING RELATES TO ANY POSITIVE METHOD OF SOCIAL COMMUNITY INTERACTION, PROGRAMS, INNOVATIONS, OR PUBLIC MEETINGS WHICH BRING THE POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY CLOSER TOGETHER. NECESSARY PUNITIVE POLICE ACTIONS COULD BE PERFORMED WITH ACCEPTANCE AND UNDERSTANDING IF COMMUNITIES REALIZED THAT THE COMMON GOOD WAS BEING PROMOTED. THE CHESHIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT INCLUDES A POLICE-IN-THE-COMMUNITY SECTION WITH OFF-DUTY COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITIES. THE DEPARTMENT ALSO CONTAINS A JUVENILE AFTERCARE PROGRAM WHICH HAS RECRUITED 126 CIVILIAN SUPERVISORS WHO PROVIDE SHORT-TERM ELEMENTARY CASEWORK WITH YOUNG OFFENDERS. A YOUTH ADVISORY SERVICE IS PART OF THE STRATHCLYDE POLICE/COMMUNITY EFFORT. DURING 1976, THE SERVICE DEALT WITH 33,215 YOUTHS. THE MANCHESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT RECONSTRUCTED ITS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT DIVISION IN 1977, AND THE NEW SECTION IS DIVIDED INTO THE PUBLIC RELATIONS AND THE PREVENTIVE POLICING DIVISIONS. THE PUBLIC RELATIONS SECTION IS COMPOSED OF A PRESS AND PUBLICITY OFFICE, A DISPLAY AND EXHIBITION UNIT, AND A POLICE MILITARY BAND. ACTIVITIES FOR 1977 ARE DESCRIBED FOR THE TWO DIVISIONS INCLUDING A SCHOOL LIAISON SCHEME CONSISTING OF OFFICERS ASSIGNED FULL-TIME TO DUTIES SUCH AS VISITING SCHOOLS TO GIVE TALKS, SHOW THE FILM 'ROLE OF POLICE IN SOCIETY,' AND ORGANIZE RECRUITING DISPLAYS. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community service officers; Community support; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Juveniles; Police community relations; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Public education; Youth (Under 15)
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