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Questions to Ask Police Agencies
To determine how responsive your police department is to individual and community needs, ask the following questions:
Available Information Do you have crime prevention literature available?
Do you provide on-site safety inspections?
- Of businesses?
- Of residences?
What kind of crime and calls-for-service data is available? - For the city? - For areas of the city? - By address or address range? - For what time periods are the above available? - Is any of it available on a web site or on printed material? - Is there a cost for this material?
Crime Reporting System Do you belong to the FBIs UCR system?
Is Part II crime data available?
What criteria are used to establish a burglary occurrence? - A malicious mischief or vandalism occurrence? - A criminal trespass occurrence?
What criteria constitute a motor vehicle theft occurrence?
Resource Allocation How do you determine how many officers you need? - Have you reached your authorized strength? - Is the officer per capita rate comparable to the US average? - To averages of cities of comparable size?
How do you assign officers to different parts of the city?
How are officers assigned by day of week/hour of day?
What are your response times to different kinds of calls?
How do officers enter crime and arrest reports?
How soon is crime data available for analysis/investigation?