Location

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Lobby

Description

Team policing involves the continuous geographical assignment of both patrol officers and investigators to the same, defined area, which allows them to become familiar with area residents and knowledgeable about community concerns and thus, enables them to develop individualized strategies to resolve the neighborhood problems that can lead to crime and disorder. This study evaluates the impact of a team policing intervention in Las Vegas, Nevada that combines an emphasis on community outreach with problem-focused policing strategies to determine the effectiveness of team policing as a crime control strategy. The results indicate that the team policing did not result in crime displacement though calls for service did increase in the target area during the intervention period. This result, however, may be an indicator of improved police-community relations rather than increasing crime rates.

Keywords

Crime – Prevention; Nevada – Las Vegas; Police-community relations; Team policing

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Urban Studies and Planning

Language

English

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Apr 15th, 1:00 PM Apr 15th, 3:00 PM

Evaluating the Impact of Team Policing in Las Vegas, Nevada

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Lobby

Team policing involves the continuous geographical assignment of both patrol officers and investigators to the same, defined area, which allows them to become familiar with area residents and knowledgeable about community concerns and thus, enables them to develop individualized strategies to resolve the neighborhood problems that can lead to crime and disorder. This study evaluates the impact of a team policing intervention in Las Vegas, Nevada that combines an emphasis on community outreach with problem-focused policing strategies to determine the effectiveness of team policing as a crime control strategy. The results indicate that the team policing did not result in crime displacement though calls for service did increase in the target area during the intervention period. This result, however, may be an indicator of improved police-community relations rather than increasing crime rates.