ERIC Number: ED042113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
New Careers Police-Community Relations.
Social Development Corp., Washington, DC.
Prepared under authority of the Economic Opportunity Act, this New Careers report offers suggestions on how police departments can improve relations with inner city disadvantaged residents (usually minority groups) by using hard core unemployed community members to close the information gap on both sides, provide community services, relieve the police manpower shortage, and provide career employment. Conventional police aide recruitment methods are judged and found lacking, mainly for failure to attract persons--notably those with police records--who are most likely to have acceptance and influence among the hard core. Steps in training and job development are outlined, followed by a successful police community relations aide program in the Los Angeles Police Department. (LY)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Indigenous Personnel, Inner City, Job Development, Paraprofessional Personnel, Police, Police Community Relationship, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Recruitment, Training
Social Development Corporation, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (single copies free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Development Corp., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles); New Careers Programs