Selected International Best Practices in Police Performance Measurement

Selected International Best Practices in Police Performance Measurement

Robert C. Davis
Copyright Date: 2012
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 24
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt1q60z7
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    Selected International Best Practices in Police Performance Measurement
    Book Description:

    Historically, police agencies have measured their performance against a restricted set of crime-focused indicators, but modern police officers must be prepared to take on a wide variety of roles. Performance measures should be multidimensional to capture this complexity. This report describes some key considerations in designing measures to evaluate law enforcement agencies and includes a detailed review of some international best practices.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-7065-4
    Subjects: Political Science, Sociology, Law

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-1)
  2. Selected International Best Practices in Police Performance Measurement
    (pp. 2-36)
    Robert C. Davis

    Modern law enforcement agencies engage in a broad spectrum of work, including key functions such as crime prevention, promoting traffic safety and responding to vehicular accidents, monitoring and preventing drug sales and use and other types of social disorder, and building strong partnerships with interest groups in communities. Knowing how agencies are performing in these realms is important to municipal councils, mayors, and other entities to which law enforcement agencies are accountable. In a time of tight budgets and deep cuts in municipal services, local officials are likely to demand measurable evidence of quality improvement to justify budget requests.

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  3. Back Matter
    (pp. 37-39)