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NCJ Number: 97529 Find in a Library
Title: Pyramid Policing Network
Corporate Author: Greater Manchester Police
United Kingdom
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 86
Sponsoring Agency: Greater Manchester Police
Manchester M16 0RE, England
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This text catalogs the various aspects of the open community relations approach used by the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) in England.
Abstract: The policing process is described in terms of a pyramid having three levels with its base in the community. Each level represents an ascending level of police responsibility, with the Chief Officer at the apex. The response to the community is portrayed as an inverse reflection of the pyramid, with the apex of each pyramid adjoining. Attention is focused on the compendium of organizations, associations, and homogeneous groups with which members of the GMP maintain close links. These include community associations, tenant and resident associations, women's guilds, schools, youth clubs, senior citizens organizations, ethnic groups, local media, and members of the public. Also discussed is the subdivision, the policing level at which most of the face-to-face interactions between a police officer and members of the community occur. Area, patrol, traffic, detective, divisional training, and special constables are described, as are other officers such as section station officers, plain clothes officers, and local intelligence officers. Five charts and an index are included.
Index Term(s): Constables; England; Foreign police; Foreign police/community relations
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