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Title: CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT OF THE IVORY COAST (FROM URBAN AND RURAL CRIME AND ITS CONTROL IN WEST AFRICA, 1973 - SEE NCJ-64784)
Author(s): P JACOBS
Corporate Author: Universite de Montreal, Centre International de Criminologie Comparee
Canada

Abidjan Institute of Criminology
Ivory Coast
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: Abidjan Institute of Criminology
Abidjan, Ivory Coast,
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Universite de Montreal, Centre International de Criminologie Comparee
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3c 3j7
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THE ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE IVORY COAST'S CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT (CID) ARE DESCRIBED WITH EMPHASIS ON ITS MANPOWER, METHODS, AND RESULTS.
Abstract: THE CID IS A CIVIL BODY WHOSE ROLE IS TO TRACK DOWN CRIMINAL OFFENERS, INVESTIGATE INFRACTIONS, AND PROMOTE PEACE, PUBLIC SAFETY, AND PUBLIC HEALTH. THE CID IS PART OF THE MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR. IT PROVIDES BOTH CENTRAL AND TERRITORIAL SERVICES. THE INTERNAL ORGANIZATION, AUTHORITY, AND POWER OF THE CID'S FOUR SECTIONS WERE SPECIFIED BY DECREE IN OCTOBER, 1966. SERVICES INCLUDE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, PUBLIC SAFETY, PROVISION OF PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT, INSPECTION OF POLICE SERVICES, POLICE SCHOOL, SECURITY RELATED TO OFFICIAL VISITS, AND TERRITORIAL POLICE. THE CID HAS 220 AUTOMOBILES AND 45 MOTORCYCLES. THE DEPARTMENT HAS SEVERAL DRAWBACKS INHIBITING OPTIMUM EFFICIENCY, HOWEVER. RADIO AND TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS ARE BARELY SUFFICIENT. TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS OUTSIDE ABIDJAN ARE PROBLEMATICAL DUE TO LACK OF LINES AND OVERLOADING OF NETWORKS, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION TAKES PLACE ONLY DURING THE DAY. ALTHOUGH THE NUMBER OF CID PERSONNEL HAS TRIPLED BETWEEN 1961 AND 1972, IT IS FAR FROM ADEQUATE. CID'S EFFORTS HAVE FOCUSED LARGELY ON THE CITIES. PROBLEMS WHICH SHOULD BE ADDRESSED INCLUDE (1) ORGANIZATIONAL COMPLEXITY, WHICH IS COMPOUNDED BY THE USE OF BOTH UNIFORMED AND PLAINCLOTHES PERSONNEL; (2) INADEQUATE PATROL FLEET; AND (3) MINIMAL COMMUNICATIONS. EVALUATION OF CRIME COSTS WOULD ENABLE GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES TO DECIDE WHETHER TO DEVOTE MORE RESOURCES TO STAFFING AND EQUIPPING THE CID. A MAP, FIGURES, AND TABLES ARE INCLUDED. FOR THE VOLUME OF WHICH THIS ARTICLE IS A PART, SEE NCJ 64784. (CFW)
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Evaluation; Ivory Coast; Law enforcement; Police agencies; Police organizational structure; Work loads
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