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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
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