skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 97770 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Police Budgeting - Special Focus
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:52  Issue:5  Dated:(May 1985)  Pages:51-66
Editor(s): J W Sterling; C E Higginbotham
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 16
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: These nine articles give techniques and case examples for preparing and using budgets for police agencies, describe several approaches to reducing the police workload and manpower needs, and suggest ways to make operations efficient through budget monitoring and appropriate design of a police station.
Abstract: A discussion of budgeting strategies emphasizes the importance of planning, ways to minimize cuts in the budget, and ways to stretch dollars. The four steps used in Tuscon, Ariz., and the use of program budgeting in Windsor, Conn., are outlined. The implementation of a special tactical unit to reduce overtime costs in the Lakewood Department of Public Safety (Colorado), is explained. The use of reserve police officers by the Highway Patrol Bureau of the Arizona Department of Public Safety is detailed. Budget practices used in the Bellevue Police Department (Nebraska) are summarized, with emphasis on the benefits of using computer spreadsheets for monitoring costs. Hallcrest Report findings and recommendations concerning the use of private security to reduce police workloads are presented. Police station design is discussed from the standpoints of site selection; the design process; and crucial factors related to centralized control and security, the separation of public and private functions, circulation patterns, storage of records, and exterior design. Figures showing three sample designs are included.
Index Term(s): Arizona; Budgets; Colorado; Connecticut; Cutback management; Nebraska; Police expenditures; Police management; Program budgeting; Program financing
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.