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Title: Comprehensive Community Law Enforcement Program - Gary (IN) - Final Narrative Report, May 1, 1969-April 30, 1970
Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: 1970
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Grant Number: 372
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The report examines the accomplishments of the Gary, Ind., comprehensive law enforcement program during the grant period May 5, 1969, to April 30, 1970, in such areas as police management and organizational development.
Abstract: The overall aim of the program is to make law enforcement a community effort. Other goals include maintenance of better communication and cooperation between the citizenry, community agencies, government, and police. During the grant period, changes were made in the organizational structure to eliminate duplication of effort and to increase efficiency. A legal training manual for the Gary Police Department designed to aid police officers in determining the legality of any action or contemplated action was completed. Training programs were instituted which include roll-call training, quarterly in-service training, and management training. Accomplishments have been made in the areas of police procedures and administration which include the establishment of a permanent crime analysis unit operating out of the office of the Chief of Police; development of operational charts and maps which allow correlation of the relationship between areas, incidents of crime, type of crime and patrol patterns; and revision of the watch commander system. Other improvements are the establishment of a planning and inspection unit; revisions in report writing procedures; and organization of a fourth platoon. Community involvement programs, which are the responsibility of the Police Community Relations office, include know your policeman, news media programs, speakers bureau, work with youth gangs, training on community relations, and trips and youths. Progress has been made in coordination with city departments and with criminal justice agencies. Plans are being made to conduct a Mid-America Criminal Justice Conference. Five appendixes provide related material.
Index Term(s): Indiana; Police management; Police organizational structure
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