Assessing the Need for Organizational Change in Rural American Police Agencies
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This chapter highlights an innovative approach to promoting organizational change in policing that has worked for rural agencies in the western United States: the use of organizational and community assessments. This approach, which was developed by the Western Regional Institute for Community Oriented Public Safety (WRICOPS), provides law enforcement agencies with a way to objectively assess their organizational and external environment as they prepare themselves for change from a traditional to a community policing model.
Giacomazzi, Andrew. (2003). "Assessing the Need for Organizational Change in Rural American Police Agencies". Community Policing in a Rural Setting, 37-48.