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Delivering Police Services Effectively

1st Edition

By Garth den Heyer


248 pages

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This book addresses the various strategies that are available to police management, such as consolidation, regionalization, and amalgamation of police agencies; new public management (NPM); enhanced performance management; civilianization; and organizational restructuring. It fills the gap in the research as to how police agencies have reacted to the environmental and fiscal changes since the 1980s. The book examines the strategies employed and the effect on police and their delivery of service.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part One. Defining Methods for Improving Public Services. Defining Methods for Improving Police Services. The Theory of Government Reform and Theory of Modern Police Reform. Historical Approaches used to Improve Police Service Delivery. Late 20th Century Strategies used to Improve Service Delivery. Part Two. Strategies Employed to Improve Service Delivery in the United States. Strategies Employed to Improve Service Delivery in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Part Three. Case Studies. Police Scotland: The Merging of Eight Police Forces. New Zealand Police: The Strategies Employed to Improve Service Delivery. UK or USA Case Study. Conclusions. References.

About the Author

Dr. Garth den Heyer is a qualitative researcher whose interests include police organizational reform and performance, and police service delivery effectiveness. He is currently the principal investigator on a U.S. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services’ (COPS) funded research project. This project is a national and international comparative assessment of cost-reducing strategies adopted by police agencies to maintain effective and efficient delivery of services. He recently completed an international study that evaluated the role of civilian police in peacekeeping as well as a project with the Scottish Policing Institute of Research on evaluating the first year of the merging of the eight Scottish Police Forces to form the new national Police Scotland.

About the Series

Advances in Police Theory and Practice

Presenting volumes that focus on the nexus between research and practice, the Advances in Police Theory and Practice series is geared toward those practitioners and academics seeking to implement the latest innovations in policing from across the world. This series draws from an international community of experts who examine who the police are, what they do, and how they maintain order, administer laws, and serve their communities.

The series eeditor encourages the contribution of works coauthored by police practitioners and researchers. Proposals for contributions to the series may be submitted to the series editor Dilip Das at [email protected]

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Security / General
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology