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NCJ Number: 51819 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE PRACTICES, - THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE SURVEY
Corporate Author: Kansas City (MO) Police Dept
United States of America

Police Foundation
United States of America

Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
United States of America
Editor(s): J F HEAPHY
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 212
Sponsoring Agency: Kansas City (MO) Police Dept
Kansas City, MO 64106
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Washington, DC 20036
Police Foundation
Washington, DC 20036
Sale Source: Police Foundation
1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESULTS OF AN ANNUAL QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY OF NATIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS ON ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL PRACTICES IN 1977 IS PRESENTED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATORS, PRACTITIONERS, AND RESEARCHERS.
Abstract: RESPONSES WERE COLLECTED FROM 49 DEPARTMENTS AND ARE ANALYZED UNDER THE CATEGORIES OF ADMINISTRATION (FINANCE AND BENEFITS) AND PERSONNEL (DISTRIBUTION, COMPOSITION, AND PROMOTION). RAW DATA, INCLUDING TALLY SHEETS AND SUMMARY DATA, ALSO ARE INCLUDED FOR RESEARCHERS OR OTHER PERSONS WISHING TO DO FURTHER ANALYSIS. THE DATA SHOW THAT THERE IS A PRONOUNCED TREND TOWARD LOWER PER CAPITA COSTS FOR POLICING IN SOUTHERN CITIES WITH SMALLER POPULATIONS, AND THE MEDIAN COST IN ALL CITIES IS $55.98. THERE IS AN AVERAGE OF 2.42 POLICE OFFICERS PER 1,000 POPULATION IN CITIES WITH 500,000 INHABITANTS AND OF 1.88 PER 1,000 FOR CITIES WITH 250,000 TO 500,000 INHABITANTS. MEDIAN SALARIES PAID TO POLICE CHIEFS RANGE FROM $28,000 TO $31,000 FOR ALL 49 DEPARTMENTS AND THE MEDIAN ALLOCATION OF OFFICERS TO PATROL DUTIES IS BETWEEN 54 AND 56 PERCENT. THERE ARE STRIKING DIFFERENCES AMONG DEPARTMENTS ON A LARGE NUMBER OF SURVEY ITEMS; THE NUMBERS OF COMPLAINTS RECEIVED PER 100 OFFICERS RANGED BETWEEN A LOW OF 1.3 TO A HIGH OF 122.2 COMPLAINTS. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN THE SURVEY INSTRUMENT AND A LIST OF CITY AND GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS REPRESENTED IN THE REPORT.
Index Term(s): Pay rates; Personnel administration; Personnel promotion; Police management; Police manpower deployment; Police personnel; Police resource allocation; Police statistics; Surveys
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