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Justice Department Develops Way to Measure a Department's Level of Community Policing

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Published in the June 2009 issue of Subject to Debate, by Bruce Taylor, PERF; Rob Chapman, COPS Office, U.S. Department of Justice; and Rebecca Mulvaney, ICF International. The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and ICF International, in conjunction with the Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS), have released an on-line resource to enable police agencies around the country to measure the agency’s level of community policing. The Community Policing Self-Assessment Tool (CP-SAT) can help agencies create a baseline measurement, track progress over time, and educate officers and the community about community policing practices. This article describes the CP-SAT and the process used to develop it.

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Published: Jun 1, 2009
Author: Rebecca Mulvaney
Source: Subject to Debate

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