Dec, 2022
Changing Police Performance Objectives
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.); Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security
Jenkins, Gary M., Jr.
From the thesis: "In the last decade, there has been an effort to reform police practices, defund police agencies, and decriminalize certain offenses. In addition, in an effort to reduce police-citizen encounters, agencies nationwide have changed some primary offenses to secondary, meaning law enforcement could not create an encounter solely for that offense, such as one non-functional headlight. This recent legislation changes police functions and requires agencies to modify how they evaluate officer effectiveness. This thesis looks at different police evaluation methods to determine what measures can be used for success. Two agencies were used as case studies; their methods, which included qualitative and quantitative metrics, were examined, as were the research and opinions of other police scholars. Ultimately, the present study found there is no single method of conducting police evaluations, and that more than one model may be successful. This thesis found that training for first line supervisors is essential as they have the most predominant role in the mentoring and evaluating the routine patrol officer. Another key finding is that effectiveness does not necessarily mean enforcement; effectiveness can include presence and community engagement. To measure effectiveness, agencies and supervisors must dedicate time to documenting how often and the manner in which evaluations were conducted. Finally, agencies must constantly evolve their evaluation systems to match their communities' needs."
    Details
  • URL
  • Author
    Jenkins, Gary M., Jr.
  • Publishers
    Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
    Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security
  • Date
    Dec, 2022
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library: calhoun.nps.edu/
  • Format
    pdf
  • Media Type
    application/pdf
  • Source
    Cohort NCR2103/2104
  • Subjects
    Performance--Measurement
    Police--Evaluation
  • Resource Groups
    Thesis (CHDS)
    Thesis (NPS)

Citing HSDL Resources

Documents from the HSDL collection cannot automatically be added to citation managers (e.g. Refworks, Endnotes, etc). This HSDL abstract page contains some of the pieces you may need when citing a resource, such as the author, publisher and date information. We highly recommend you always refer to the resource itself as the most accurate source of information when citing. Here are some sources that can help with formatting citations (particularly for government documents).

Worldcat: http://www.worldcat.org/

Indiana University Guide: Citing U.S. Government Publications: http://libraries.iub.edu/guide-citing-us-government-publications
Clear examples for citing specific types of government publications in a variety of formats. It does not address citing according to specific style guides.

Naval Postgraduate School: Dudley Knox Library. Citing Styles: http://libguides.nps.edu/citation
Specific examples for citing government publications according to APA and Chicago style guides. Click on the link for your preferred style then navigate to the specific type of government publication.

Scroll to Top