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Police Reserves and Volunteers
Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness and Public Trust

Edited By

James F. Albrecht

ISBN 9780367472665
Published January 14, 2020 by Routledge
350 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Reductions in police department funding have raised the importance of volunteers in enhancing organizational performance, improving community trust and confidence, and at times accomplishing basic tasks to maintain public safety and security. During a period when police administrators are asked to do more with less, and to engage in smarter, community-oriented policing, citizen volunteers are an invaluable resource. Police Reserves and Volunteers is an invaluable primer for those looking to understand the benefits and challenges involved in the use of the volunteers within global law enforcement agencies.

Using cases from a range of specialists and precincts, this edited volume provides a rare window into police administration from the state legislation that regulates police reserves in California to the local models observed in many counties and cities across the United States. Police Reserves and Volunteers offers volunteers, local elected officials, and law enforcement straightforward guidelines to enhance police goals and build public trust in local communities.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction


Chapter One: Introduction: The Obvious Need for Volunteers in Policy

James F. Albrecht

Chapter Two: Volunteers in Policing in the USA

Robert Hanser, Mkay Bonner and Mark Johnson

Chapter Three: The Rewards and Challenges of Using Volunteers in Policing

Benjamin Dobrin, Adam Dobrin and April Christman

Part 2: Police Volunteer Programs in the USA

Chapter Four: Police Auxiliaries in Framingham, Massachusetts

Marc Spigel

Chapter Five: An Abundance of Auxiliary Police and Volunteer Personnel in the NYPD

James F. Albrecht

Chapter Six: The Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary

Steven Sheffer

Chapter Seven: The Portsmouth (Virginia) Police Department Auxiliary Unit

Ron Hyman

Chapter Eight: Civic Volunteerism in Orange County, Florida: Sworn Police Reserves in a Metropolitan Sheriff’s Office

Ross Wolf

Chapter Nine: Police Volunteers Can Effectively Impact Mass Casualty Incidents: The Aurora (Colorado) Police Department Faced the Challenge

James F. Albrecht

Chapter Ten: "Doing More with Less" – The Professional Model of the Los Angeles Police Department

Mkay Bonner, Mark Johnson and Robert Hanser

Chapter Eleven: Volunteering and Law Enforcement in the Carson City (Nevada) Sheriff’s Office

Colleen Morin and Robert Morin

Part 3: Police Volunteer Programs: Global Perspectives

Chapter Twelve: Auxiliary and Reserve Constables in Canada: Sixty Years of Community Service

Rick Parent

Chapter Thirteen: The Auxiliary Police in Hungary

Pal Kardos and Bea Szoke

Chapter Fourteen: Using Police Reserves to support the South African Police Service

Christiaan Bezuidenhout

Chapter Fifteen: The Reserve Police Force in the Netherlands

Paula Torn and Ronald Verbiest

Chapter Sixteen: Effectively using Police Volunteers in the "Little Red Dot" – Singapore

Wayne Koo and Desmond Tan

Chapter Seventeen: Volunteer Policing in Israel

Charles Lieberman

Chapter Eighteen: A ‘Special’ Kind of Policing: Volunteer Policing in England and Wales

Carol Borland-Jones & Ross Wolf

Part 4: Police Volunteers and Other Deployment Options

Chapter Nineteen: The Police Community Service Officer in the United Kingdom: A Midpoint between Career and Volunteer Officers

Annette Crisp

Chapter Twenty: Part-Time and Reserve Law Enforcement: the Texas Experience

Nate Moran and Robert Hanser

Chapter Twenty-One: The NYPD’s Retiree Mobilization Plan: Keeping Retired Officers Active

Theresa Tobin

Part 5: Personal Reflection and Insight

Chapter Twenty- Two: The Enchanting and Captivating Story of an Essex (UK) Special Constable

George Cook

Part 6: Using Volunteers in Other Government Organizations

Chapter Twenty-Three: Using Volunteers in the Correctional System

Francis Olive III

Chapter Twenty-Four: Federal Government Volunteers: the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Theresa Tobin

Chapter Twenty-Five: Volunteers in American Firefighting

Charles Jennings

Chapter Twenty-Six: Volunteers in Emergency Medical Service in the United States

John S. Young

Part 7: Conclusion

Chapter Twenty-Seven: Using Volunteers in Policing: Final Thoughts and Recommendations

James F. Albrecht

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James "Jimmy" F. Albrecht is a professor of criminal justice and homeland security at Pace University in New York City. Professor Albrecht has 25 years of front-line law enforcement experience, and had previously held a number of executive positions including police chief of criminal investigations in the joint European Union/U.S. (EULEX) Police in Kosovo (former Yugoslavia). He retired as NYPD captain and regional commander after serving 22 years, which included direct response to the tragic September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. He received his Ph.D. in criminal justice at the University of New Haven (Connecticut).