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NCJ Number: NCJ 221793     Find in a Library
Title: Vital Partners: Mayors and Police Chiefs Working Together for America's Children and Youth
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Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America

National League of Cities
United States of America
Date Published: 2006
Page Count: 79
  Annotation: This report explains the features and functions of effective partnerships among mayors, police chiefs, and municipal agencies that can improve the safety and well-being of children and youth.
Abstract: Although the initiatives described in this report address a broad range of concerns, they share four key elements: the belief that collaboration is essential for achieving results; a commitment to community-oriented policing strategies citywide or in targeted neighborhoods; a focus on key indicators for measuring progress; and the development of a shared community vision that sustains these partnerships over time. Case studies of collaboration in various cities are presented to show how collaboration contributes to the development and implementation of a coordinated strategy that draws on the resources and expertise of law enforcement and other city and community agencies. The various strategies highlighted in the report are all anchored in community-oriented policing, defined and adapted locally to reflect community culture and needs. Both citywide and targeted neighborhood strategies of community-oriented policing are described. Commentary notes that mayor-law enforcement partnerships strengthen community-oriented policing. The report explains how to collect and use data to sustain momentum and measure progress in coalition efforts to address targeted needs of children and youth. The coalitions and projects featured in the report are in Boston, MA; Burnsville, MN; El Paso, TX; New Brighton, MN; New Haven, CT; Sallisaw, OK; and San Jose, CA. 24 annotated resources
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Police chiefs ; Juvenile delinquency prevention ; Interagency cooperation ; Local government ; Intergovernmental relations ; Private sector-government cooperation ; Youth community involvement ; Community policing
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 2005HSWXK013
Sale Source: National League of Cities
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Washington, DC 20004
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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