Community Policing in a Rural Setting

Community Policing in a Rural Setting

by Quint C. Thurman, Edmund F. McGarrell, Edmund F. McGarrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870841890

ISBN-13: 9780870841897

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: LexisNexis Matthew Bender

Fifteen chapters by criminal justice scholars and practitioners discuss the aims and methods of community policing, their applications in a rural or small-town context, and organizational change within law enforcement. Particular attention is given to the challenges of rural policing, citizen interactions, agency culture, community organizing, surveys and interviews,

Overview

Fifteen chapters by criminal justice scholars and practitioners discuss the aims and methods of community policing, their applications in a rural or small-town context, and organizational change within law enforcement. Particular attention is given to the challenges of rural policing, citizen interactions, agency culture, community organizing, surveys and interviews, and the experiences of particular rural departments. Appendices include surveys and focus- group questionnaires. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870841897
Publisher:
LexisNexis Matthew Bender
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
173

Table of Contents

Section I: The Challenges of Community Policing in Rural and Small-Town America

1. Community Policing in a Rural Setting: An Introduction

2. Operationalizing Community Policing in Rural America: Sense and Nonsense

3. The State of Community Policing in Small Towns and Rural Areas

4. Facilitators and Obstacles to Community Policing in Rural America

Section II: Organizational Change and Community Policing

5. Assessing the Need for Organizational Change in Rural American Police Agencies

6. The Work Routines and Citizen Interactions of Small-Town and Rural Police Officers

7. Celebrating Agency Culture: Engaging a Traditional Cop’s Heart in Organizational Change

8. Getting to Know Your Employees Better

9. Linking the Right Person to the Right Job: Selecting, Training, and Retaining Officers to Do Community Policing

Section III: The Community Role in Community Policing

10. The Police and Community Organizing

11. The Benefits of Community Policing in Rural Oklahoma

12. Getting to Know Your Community Through Citizen Surveys and Focus Group Interviews

13. Problem-Solving Auto Theft in Unincorporated Hillsborough County, Florida

14. Innovative Community Crime Prevention: An Overview of the Mountlake Terrace Neutral Zone-AmeriCorps Program

Section IV: Rural Community Policing and the Future

15. Future Challenges: The Urbanization of Rural America

Appendix A: Police Department Employee Survey Instrument

Appendix B: Police Department Employee Focus Group Questionnaire

Appendix C: Community Survey Instrument

Appendix D: Community Focus Group Questionnaire

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