Policing and Community Partnerships

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Dennis J. Stevens
Prentice Hall, 2002 - Law - 194 pages
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This timely book is a virtual "how to" manual to help guide the promotion of public safety and the quality of life in American neighborhoods by law enforcement agencies. It reflects a fundamental shift from traditional, reactive policing to priorities of prevention through community partnerships. Attempts to bring agencies closer to developing a "best" model that can at the same time be a successful classroom tool. Offers a comprehensive literature search—includes explanations and links to a practical and theoretical community policing rationale. Presents varied models of community policing and training programs, unlike other books which focus exclusively on large departments with many resources such as Chicago, Los Angeles, New York. Provides information on how to write grant proposals for securing federal and local funds to build community policing programs. A valuable tool for justice and law enforcement professionals.

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Deborah Brown Carter is a professor and chair of the Psychology and Social Science department at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. She performs many performance tests for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. She can be reached at deborah.carter@jcsu.edu.

Ellen G. Cohn is an associate professor of criminology in the School of Policy and Management at Florida International University and a member of the steering committee of the Miami-Dade Police Department's Citizens' Volunteer Program. She received her Ph.D. in criminology in 1991 from Cambridge University, England. Her research interests include the effect of the natural environment on crime and criminal behavior and various aspects of community policing. She is the lead author of Evaluating Criminology and Criminal Justice, published in 1998, and has published in many criminology and psychology journals, including Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Dr. Cohn can be reached at cohne@fiu.edu.

Francis D'Ambra is the chief of police of Manteo, North Carolina. He has extensive training in law enforcement including workshops with the FBI. He is a police instructor at the local community college, and writes articles for various publications.

Jill DuBois is a project manager at the Institute for Policy Research, Center for Law and Justice Studies, at Northwestern University. She has been involved with the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) evaluation project since its earliest days, interviewing police personnel ranging from patrol officers to high-ranking and civilian executives in the department. She also attends and documents meetings of many types within the Chicago Police Department. In addition to being a key evaluator of the implementation of the CAPS program citywide, she has authored a paper on the experiences of the prototype District Advisory Committees, which is part of the consortium's project paper series Along with her colleagues, she has written a recently released book on the CAPS problem-solving model entitled On the Beat: Police and Community Problem Solving (Westview Press, 1999). She serves as main compiler and editor for CAPS evaluation reports and papers and provided extensive editorial assistance for Community Policing, Chicago Style, by Wesley G. Skogan and Susan M. Hartnett (Oxford University Press, 1997). She has authored five books in a world cultures series for high school students as well. Jill DuBois can be reached at jdubois@nwu.edu.

Carroy U. Ferguson, Ph.D., is a professor at the College of Public and Community Service, University of Massachusetts/Boston and the director of the college's Peer Advising and Service Internship Program. He is also a practicing clinical psychologist and he co-founded two organizations, Interculture, Inc. and Associates in Human Understanding. He is on a number of boards, including the national board of the Association for Humanistic Psychology. He has years of experience as a consultant and workshop leader on a variety of topics involving personal growth, social change, and social justice. He is the co-author of the book Innovative Approaches to Education and Community Service: Models and Strategies for Change and Empowerment (1993) and the author of the book A New Perspective on Race and Color (1997). He has also authored a new book Transitions in Consciousness from an African American Perspective (in review) and a forthcoming book manuscript Evolving the Race Game: A Transpersonal Perspective. He also has publications in journals, as well as chapters in other books. His research and professional work involves looking at the phenomenon of consciousness and its relationship to the quality of societal life, self-healing, self-empowerment, and social justice. Dr. Ferguson can be reached at carroy.ferguson@umb.edu.

Susan M. Hartnett has been a research associate and administrator at Northwestern University for the last twelve years. Her background includes a decade of survey research and program evaluation in such areas as education, crime prevention, the media, juvenile delinquency, and community policing. She managed the Northwestern University Survey Laboratory for seven years. Subsequently, she has directed an evaluation of Chicago's Alternative Policing Strategy program. She co-authored (with Wesley G. Skogan) a book about the impact of Chicago's community policing program on residents and police, entitled Community Policing, Chicago Style, published by the Oxford University Press, 1997. More recently, she co-authored a book entitled On The Beat: Police and Community Problem Solving in Chicago, by Skogan, Hartnett, et al., published by Westview Press, 1999. Susan Hartnett can be reached at susanhartnet@aol.com.

Kent R. Kerley has recently received his Ph.D. and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee. His main areas of research are community policing, crime and the life course, and white-collar crime. His most recent work appears in Police Quarterly and Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. Dr. Kerley can be reached at kkerley@utk.edu.

Captain Michael F Masterson, Commanding Officer-Detective Team and Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force 1991-1995 and Personnel and Training Team 1996-1999. Currently he is the Commander of the North Police District of Madison, Wisconsin. Captain Masterson can be reached at mmasterson@ci.madison.wi.us.

Thomas B. Priest is a professor of criminal justice and sociology at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has evaluated police performance for the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, for some time. He has conducted many surveys in Charlotte and is a significant contributor to the sociological press. His expertise is in stratified societies with an emphasis on the Philadelphia elite. Professor Priest can be reached at tbpriest@jcsu.edu.

Chief Charles H. Ramsey was appointed chief of the Metropolitan Police Department on April 21, 1998. A nationally recognized innovator, educator, and practitioner of community policing, Chief Ramsey has refocused the MPDC on crime fighting and crime prevention through a more accountable organizational structure, new equipment and technology, and an enhanced strategy of community policing. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Chief Ramsey served the Chicago Police Department for nearly three decades in a variety of assignments. At the age of eighteen, he became a Chicago Police cadet. In 1994, he was named Deputy Superintendent of the Bureau of Staff Services, where he managed the department's education and training, research and development, labor affairs, crime prevention and professional counseling functions.

Chief Ramsey was instrumental in designing and implementing the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy, the city's nationally acclaimed model of community policing. As co-manager of the CAPS project in Chicago, Chief Ramsey was one of the principal authors of the police department's strategic vision. He also designed and implemented the CAPS operational model and helped to develop new training curricula and communications efforts to support implementation. As head of the 4600member Metropolitan Police Department, Chief Ramsey has worked to improve police services, enhance public confidence in the police and bring down the District of Columbia's crime rate.

Chief Ramsey holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in criminal justice from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. A graduate of the FBI National Academy and the National Executive Institute, Chief Ramsey has lectured nationally on community policing as an adjunct faculty member of both the Northwestern University Traffic Institute's School of Police Staff and Command and Lewis University. For his national contributions to community policing, Chief Ramsey received the 1994 Gary P. Hayes Award from the Police Executive Research Forum, the group's highest honor for achievement in policing. The chief can be reached at mpdcchief_org@excite.com.

Gerald A. Rudoff is a lieutenant with the Miami-Dade Police Department, Community Affairs Bureau, one of the original founders of the Youth Crime Watch concept, and the current president-elect of Youth Crime Watch of America. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, where he studied the concepts and philosophies of community oriented policing in depth, and of the National Crime Prevention Institute, also in Louisville, KY Lt. Rudoff is a certified practitioner of Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation. Lt. Rudoff can be reached at gar_mia@yahoo.com.

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