Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

18 p.

Publication Date

2000

Publisher

Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute

Source Publication

Journal of Community Policing

Abstract

It is well recognized that the success of community-policing initiatives may be dependent on a variety of organizational changes, such as decentralization, increased officer autonomy and discretion, and permanent or stable geographic assignments. What is equally important, yet often overlooked, is the importance of a revised performance evaluation system that reflects the work to be performed in a community policing atmosphere. In a community policing context, performance evaluations do far more than simply evaluate police behavior; they serve as important vehicles for increasing awareness and understanding, conveying organizational expectations, and rewarding behavior concordant with a broadened police role (Oettmeier & Wycoff 1997). This manuscript suggests a step-by-step process for administrators interested in devising an evaluation system that will accomplish these goals.

Comments

Published Version. Journal of Community Policing, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2000): 7-24. Publisher link. © Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute 2000. Meghan Stroshine was affiliated with Michigan State University at the time of publication.

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