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Title: Implementing Consolidation of Public Safety Services in a Municipality - A Successful Community Profile
Author(s): D D Maxon
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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: Drawing upon the experiences of Gladstone, Mo., in consolidating police and fire operations in a public safety department, this report provides guidelines for the planning and implementation of such a consolidation, including structure, services, and training.
Abstract: Following a review of Gladstone's history and demographics, the background for the consolidation decision is discussed, along with the general implementation approach and the facilities required. Problemsolving procedures as well as research and preparation are then considered. Details of the structure for the consolidation are explained under the topics of department structure, major department divisions, patrol division, fire and medical services division, and the administration/staff services division. Job descriptions are provided for the following personnel: director of public safety, division commander, and public safety captain, sergeant, officer, and dispatcher. The discussion of operations focuses on field and fire services and administration/support services. Attention is also given to the requirements for fire apparatus, ambulance vehicles, and the police fleet. Training for police and fire operations is described. Figures and 32 references are provided.
Index Term(s): Missouri; Police-fire operation consolidation; Public safety consolidation
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