skip navigation

Justinfo Subscribe to Stay Informed

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


NCJRS Abstract


Subscribe to Stay Informed
Want to be in the know? JUSTINFO is a biweekly e-newsletter containing information about new publications, events, training, funding opportunities, and Web-based resources available from the NCJRS Federal sponsors. Sign up to get JUSTINFO in your inbox.

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection.
To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

How to Obtain Documents
NCJ Number: NCJ 217499     Find in a Library
Title: Law Enforcement Tech Guide for Creating Performance Measures that Work: A Guide for Executives and Managers
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): David J. Roberts
Corporate Author: SEARCH Group Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 2006
Page Count: 179
  Annotation: This guide aims to help law enforcement agencies develop their own performance measures for assessing individual programs and initiatives as well as the effectiveness of the agency's overall operations.
Abstract: Part I consists of two chapters on performance measurement. The first chapter discusses the nature of performance measurement and why it is important. It advises that an effective performance management program involves defining agency objectives in clear and measurable terms and then measuring the implementation and outcomes of agency activities against specified departmental goals and responsibilities. The chapter also discusses why performance measures fail and why agency personnel are afraid of performance measurement. The second chapter on performance measures provides guidance for establishing an integrated performance management framework. The recommended framework ensures that all aspects of a law enforcement agency's responsibilities are measured for performance. Part II of this guide contains six chapters on performance management. One chapter focuses on defining mission and strategic performance objectives. A second chapter explains how to establish a performance management framework. This is followed by a chapter on how to establish accountability for performance. A chapter then discusses the development of a data-collection plan. The remaining two chapters of Part II pertain to the analysis, review, and reporting of performance data and the use of performance information to guide improvements. Part III consists of one chapter on the building of performance management into everyday policing. Topics addressed include executive support and organizational commitment, a comprehensive system of accountability and responsibility, the importance of informing all personnel about the performance measures being applied in agency operations, the early identification of problems, and demonstration of the value of performance measurement. A checklist accompanies each chapter. Appended bibliography, glossary, sample assessment measures, examples of performance management in justice agencies, and 115 notes
Main Term(s): Police performance evaluation
Index Term(s): Performance requirements ; Police management ; Police standards ; Performance Measures
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 2003CKWXK054
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
Two Constitutional Square
145 N Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Downloaded February 27, 2007.
  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 web site is provided.