U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

On the Front Lines: Case Studies of Policing in America's Cities

NCJ Number
Date Published
January 1992
50 pages
This document describes successful local policing programs in 12 United States cities.
The case studies presented here represent a wide range of programs in cities large and small, in diverse geographic settings, and targeting numerous community problems. The 12 chapters are: (1) Aurora's Community-Based Gang Prevention Effort; (2) Carlsbad's Guide Program; (3) Carlsbad's Juvenile Justice Program (4) Columbia's Community Policing Program in Public Housing; (5) Columbus's Conditional Discharge Program; (6) Elkhart County's Drug Task Force: A Police Community Partnership; (7) Fort Pierce's Tutoring Program; (8) Hayward's Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving System; (9) Orlando's Long-Term Strategy to Reduce Paperwork and Increase Productivity; (10) St. Petersburg's School Resource Officer Program; (11) University City's Domestic Violence Program; and (12) Wilmington's Police Social Worker Victim Service Team. Each project is described under five categories: (1) Summary; (2) Background; (3) Structure and Activities; (4) Staffing, Funding, and Other Resources; and (5) Future Plans. There is a brief description of the United States Conference of Mayors and its activities.

Date Published: January 1, 1992