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Generating and using community intelligence: the case of neighbourhood policing.

Bullock, KA (2010) Generating and using community intelligence: the case of neighbourhood policing. The International Journal of Police Science and Management, 12 (1). 1 - 11. ISSN 1461-3557

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Abstract

This paper examines the role that community-generated information plays in neighbourhood policing, a key component of the UK police reform agenda. The neighbourhood policing agenda is concerned with the delivery of a consistent presence of dedicated neighbourhood teams which should be visible and accessible to the community. However, it also calls for the generation of community intelligence which should be used for local problem-solving and should be incorporated into National Intelligence Model (NIM) tasking. At the time of writing, the principle of incorporating information generated from the public into policing intelligence and priority setting thus has strong resonance, at least at the level of rhetoric of policy and practice. It is contended that difficult questions are posed in thinking through what it means to consult with the �public�, the nature of community-generated information and how it is translated into operational decisions and resource deployment. This paper explores the conceptual foundations of neighbourhood policing � which are found in reassurance policing, problem-oriented policing and the National Intelligence Model. It then examines the current mechanisms for generating community information, prioritising problems, and delivering responses as they are applied in neighbourhood policing. It finishes with a critical discussion of the concept and practice of generating and using community information for setting local policing priorities.

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Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published as Bullock KA (2010). Generating and using community intelligence: the case of neighbourhood policing. The International Journal of Police Science and Management 12(1):1-11 Available online at: http://vathek.org/toc/ijps/12/1
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Sociology
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2012 15:57
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:21
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/410693

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