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  NCJ Number: NCJ 181043   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Policing in Transition: Creating a Culture of Community Policing
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Richard L. Wood ; Amelia Rouse ; Mariah C. Davis
  Corporate Author: University of New Mexico
Institute for Social Research and Development
United States of America
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 63
  Series: NIJ Research Report
  Annotation: This report summarizes the state of policing in the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) from January 1996 through August 1998.
  Abstract: The report is a case study of the organizational dynamics within a medium-sized, urban police department seeking to implement community oriented policing, and of the views of agency employees as they adjust to that effort. Through a discussion of police and civilian subcultures in the APD, the report addresses the successes and difficulties of a transition period involving major organizational changes. The report also presents strategies for optimizing organizational and community strengths. Most officers believed that community policing had made no difference in how they did their jobs and the majority of officers appeared to continue doing their work in ways essentially identical to how they had always done it, or at least in ways bearing no clear, systematic relationship to the priorities of community policing. This was so for a variety of reasons, including the normal difficulties of changing large organizations, lack of clarity regarding what changes were expected of officers, the heavy volume of calls for service, resistance to change among some supervisors and officers and difficulties with the communications system for keeping officers physically present in their beats. Table, figures, references
  Main Term(s): Police
  Index Term(s): Police organizational structure ; Police effectiveness ; Management ; Theory ; Organization studies ; Policing innovation ; Organizational theories ; Community policing ; New Mexico
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 96-IJ-CX-0068
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  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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