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New Guide Offers Assessment Guidance to Small Agencies

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Date Published
January 2018
2 pages
This article describes the content and uses of a new publication available from the Justice Technology Information Center that guides small law enforcement agencies in resourcing and conducting an evaluation of their operations.
Written by a law enforcement professional with about 44 years of experience (22 years as a chief), the guide outlines the overall evaluation process, offering “Management Tips.” Law enforcement chiefs and administrators are guided in assessing an agency as a whole and specific areas such as community policing, crime prevention, crime analysis, training, and strategic planning. The guide identifies indicators of problems in each of these areas, and suggestions are offered for ways to maximize resources and improve efficiency. The guide is available from the JUSTNET website under the title “How to Assess and Improve Operations of Small Law Enforcement Agencies.”
Date Published: January 1, 2018