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Title: CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting) - When the Locals Welcome the Feds
Journal: Law and Order  Volume:32  Issue:5  Dated:(May 1984)  Pages:40-45
Author(s): K Hansen
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 6
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Annotation: This article reviews the successes that California's Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) has had in stopping illegal marijuana harvesting and in promoting harmony among law enforcement agencies.
Abstract: Responsibility for curbing marijuana cultivation typically rests with local sheriffs, who often lack the funds for the equipment, manpower, and training needed for successful control. CAMP began as a multiagency, experimental task force providing support for local sheriffs. For counties without their own aircraft, CAMP supplied spotting services. CAMP also supplied manpower and helicopters. CAMP was efficient because member agencies pooled the equipment each already had and swallowed the salaries of the people they loaned. CAMP, a success by any measure, experienced few problems for an operation of its magnitude. For the participating sheriff's offices, CAMP presented two problems -- evidence collection/storage, and increased workload. Now that CAMP has been in the field for a year, sheriffs can plan ahead as to how to effectively use the team in area eradication efforts.
Index Term(s): California; Interagency cooperation; Marijuana
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