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Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing: The 2000 Herman Goldstein Award Winners

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This report examined both the philosophies and practices of the winner and five finalists who participated in the 2000 “Police Executive Research Forum.”


The winner received the Herman Goldstein Award, which recognized officers in the United States and abroad for their efforts in Problem-Oriented Policing. The winning article, submitted by the Mid–City Division of the San Diego Police Department, dealt with the issue of graffiti prevention and suppression. Submissions from other police departments were: “Reported Gas Thefts at Service Stations” from Kansas City, Missouri; “Dealing with Problems at a Homeless Men’s Shelter,” sent in from Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina; and “Licensing Rental Property,” which focused on repairing neighborhoods through partnerships, submitted from Joliet, Illinois. Another entry from the San Diego Police Department concentrated on the issue of reclassifying a home for individuals suffering with mental illness. The last entry, sent by the Vancouver Police Department and the Grandview Woodland Community Policing Centre of British Columbia, Canada, confronted drugs and disorder in a neighborhood park. Appendices, and exhibits

Date Published: January 1, 2001