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Police Chief's Perception of Support for Community Policing
The Journal of Community Policing (2001)
  • Joanne Ziembo-Vogl, Grand Valley State University
  • DeVere Woods, Indiana State University
When implementing new policies, police chiefs need to develop strategies to identify potential supporters and mobilize their assistance. Some critics question the feasibility of implementing community policing in traditional organizations. Advocates, on the other hand, suggest these issues can be overcome by such common techniques as planning and training. We use principal-agent theory to investigate police chiefs' perception of support for community policing. Training and inclusion in planning are found to be associated with levels of support down through the rank structure. At the level of line officer, the picture is less clear.
  • community policing
Publication Date
Fall 2001
Citation Information
Joanne Ziembo-Vogl and DeVere Woods. "Police Chief's Perception of Support for Community Policing" The Journal of Community Policing Vol. 3 Iss. 2 (2001)
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