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NCJ Number: 63850 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: RESOURCE ALLOCATION - THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BUDGETARY PROCESS - ENGLAND
Author(s): J CARTER
Corporate Author: Lloyd House
West Midlands Police
Chief Constable's Office
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 44
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE CURRENT POLICE RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND BUDGETARY PROCESS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM IS ANALYZED AND A REVISION IN THE PROCEDURE IS RECOMMENDED.
Abstract: RESEARCH REVEALS THAT THE CURRENT LOCAL ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES IS GENERALLY DONE ON THE BASIS OF RENEWAL OF PREVIOUS ALLOCATION WITH A VIEW TO THE STANDARD OF EQUAL SHARES FOR ALL. THE GENERAL METHOD OF BUDGET PREPARATION AT THE HEADQUARTERS LEVEL BY A SMALL SPECIALIZED STAFF TENDS TO PERPETUATE THIS PROCEDURE. ALTHOUGH THE DECISION TO ALLOCATE RESOURCES IN A PARTICULAR MANNER MUST REMAIN WITH THE CHIEF CONSTABLE AND HIS EXECUTIVE, THE RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND BUDGETARY PROCESS SHOULD BE REVISED TO INVOLVE DIVISIONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL CHIEF SUPERINTENDENTS IN THE PREPARATION OF STATEMENTS OF THEIR REQUIREMENTS AND OBJECTIVES. THIS WOULD FACILITATE AN ONGOING REVIEW OF THE PURPOSES OF RESOURCE ALLOCATION, RATHER THAN AN AUTOMATIC RENEWAL OF PREVIOUS ALLOCATIONS. DIVISIONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS WOULD INCLUDE A POSITION STATEMENT OF IDENTIFIED TRENDS IN SOCIAL BEHAVIOR PATTERNS IN SPECIFIC AREAS; A PERFORMANCE REVIEW OF CURRENT OBJECTIVES AND ANY PREVENTIVE MEASURES IMPLEMENTED; AND FUTURE SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS AND REDUNDANCIES. FURTHER SUCH REPORTS WOULD INCLUDE A MANPOWER PLAN BASED ON A COMMON AGENCY POLICY MODEL DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY TRAINING AND REPLACEMENT NEEDS; REPLACEMENT PROGRAMS FOR EQUIPMENT, FURNITURE, ETC.; AND AN EVALUATION OF BUILDINGS FOR FUTURE MAINTENANCE AND ALTERATION REQUIREMENTS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS PROVIDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Critiques; Financial management; Police management; Police resource allocation; Reform; United Kingdom (UK)
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