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NCJ Number: 98199 Find in a Library
Title: Developing a Street Patrol - A Guide for Neighborhood Crime Prevention Groups
Corporate Author: Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council
c/o Justice Resource Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council
Boston, MA 02116
Sale Source: Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council
c/o Justice Resource Institute
132 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual relates step-by-step instructions for setting up a street patrol composed of neighbors who regularly walk through their community to create a watchful citizen presence, primarily to deter crime but also to perform other civi tasks.
Abstract: Written by street patrol members, the manual discusses the patrol's role, how to recruit volunteers, how to structure the patrol, what to do when witnessing a crime, and useful equipment to have. The authors also touch upon techniques for maintaining the patrol over time and describe specific property crime prevention strategies. Materials useful to street patrols, such as a pocket street patrol manual, watch log, job descriptions, and citizen arrest procedures are contained in 27 pages of appendixes.
Index Term(s): Citizen crime precautions; Citizen patrols; Procedure manuals; Program implementation; Volunteer programs; Volunteer training
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