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NCJ Number: 97680 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Sharing Police Support Services - A Focus of Communications
Author(s): K J Chabotar; L D Stellwagen
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 308
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents detailed guidelines on establishing and operating a shared communications system involving two or more police agencies.
Abstract: The data on which the advice is based came from a literature review, discussions with experts, and a telephone survey of law enforcement specialists in the 50 Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) State Planning Agencies. Information also came from a telephone survey of over 200 police agencies taking part in support service sharing arrangements, discussions with an advisory panel, and site visits to 4 successful cooperative systems. An introductory chapter explains the purposes and methods of sharing communications. Subsequent chapters explain how to install a cooperative system. They cover planning, organizing, managing personnel resources, managing financial resources, and operating a service sharing arrangement. The evaluation of a sharing arrangement and other support services which are appropriate for sharing are also discussed. Tables, figures, and footnotes are provided. Appendixes present sources of further information, sample forms and contracts, and related materials.
Index Term(s): Communications; Communications centers; Communications units (police); Criminal justice system coordination; Interagency cooperation
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