ERIC Number: ED147572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
National Evaluation Program. Issues in Team Policing: A Review of the Literature.
Gay, William G.; And Others
This report presents the results of a literature survey on team policing, based on references currently available and accessible through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, the National Technical Information Service, and commercial publishers. (In team policing a group of officers under common supervision are responsible for all police services within a specific geographical area.) The first of seven chapters introduces team policing from a historical viewpoint and traces its development and definition. Chapter 2 deals specifically with the apparent effects of team organization, composition, and assignment on reported crime, clearance rates, civil disorders, response time, dispatch, and corruption. Chapter 3 discusses the role expansion implicit in team policing and its effects on the patrol officer, the quality of service achieved, job satisfaction, and police professionalism. Chapter 4 covers the effects the altered supervisory role of team leaders has on officer discipline, communication among teams and team members, and team and department cohesiveness. Chapter 5 describes the impact of team policing upon police community relations and citizen involvement in law enforcement. Chapter 6 provides a framework for evaluating the specific results of team policing which are reported in the literature. Chapter 7 discusses how police training programs have changed in order to accommodate the needs of team policing. The appendix includes an inventory of the hypotheses suggested by the literature review, two additional discussions on team policing, and examples of team policing definitions and goal statements from the literature. (EM)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrative Organization, Community Involvement, Community Relations, Definitions, Literature Reviews, Organizational Change, Organizational Effectiveness, Police, Police Action, Police Community Relationship, State of the Art Reviews, Supervision, Team Training, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Sheriffs' Association, Washington, DC.