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Police residential requirements: An exploratory analysis
Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector (1997)
  • Brian R. Johnson, Grand Valley State University
  • Greg L. Warchol
  • Vic W. Bumphus
This research examined the prevalence of residential requirements and police officers attitudes toward residential requirements in the state of Michigan. Through the collection of qualitative information, a survey was distributed to a medium-sized police agency in southwestern Michigan to record officers' concerns and attitudes toward their agency's residential requirement. Later, a statewide phone survey was also conducted. The research found the majority of police agencies sampled had residential requirements. Likewise, the data revealed opposition to residential requirements for a variety of personal issues. Traditional reasons posited by police administrators for the existence of a residential requirement were also refuted through the attitudinal questionnaire. This raises the question of the impact of these policies in the collective bargaining process and contemporary human resource management.
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Brian R. Johnson, Greg L. Warchol and Vic W. Bumphus. "Police residential requirements: An exploratory analysis" Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector Vol. 26 Iss. 1 (1997)
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