ERIC Number: ED145180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Prescriptive Package. Improving Patrol Productivity. Volume II. Specialized Patrol.
Schack, Stephen; Gay, William G.
Designed to assist police departments in improving the productivity of their patrol operations, this volume on specialized patrol and a companion volume on routine patrol operations are intended for use by various sizes of departments. The volume of specialized patrol focuses upon the appropriate use and effective operation of specialized patrol units. It emphasizes that specialized patrol should be considered when the best efforts of routine patrol officers to cope with particular crime problems are being frustrated by call for service response demands and by the inability of uniformed officers to employ the appropriate crime-related tactics. The volume includes a thorough discussion of and presents specific recommendations regarding the planning, implementation, deployment, tactics, and evaluation of specialized patrol operations. Appended are a chart showing specialized patrol operations (names of units, principal target crimes, and principal tactics) for departments in ten different U.S. cities, (2) model guidelines for control of expenditures from an informants' fund, and (3) an annotated bibliography on specialized patrol. (Volume I, available separately, focuses on the major issues of patrol productivity and recommends a number of steps patrol administrators can take to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of routine uniformed patrol operations.) (JT)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Principles, Administrator Guides, Departments, Efficiency, Law Enforcement, Personnel Management, Police, Specialization, Staff Utilization
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 027-000-00561-6)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University City Science Center, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document see CE 012 919