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Past PD Privatization Studies

Past PD Privatization Studies

Volume 1412, Number 16

Old Private PD References 

One solution to PD union corruption is replacing the entire police department. This seems to be “throwing out the baby with the bathwater,” though.

Transferring CMPD to the Sheriff’s Department and contracting with the OCSD for service doesn’t address the issues very well. And, the examples of present-day OC deputies texting their contempt for civilians (published and criticized shortly after Hutchins was elected) suggest that lack of respect isn’t going to be improved by changes from blue to green uniforms. (SO sources say that officers are cautioned to hide their text and email civilian insults – no change of attitude, just hide the expressions from the public.)

We’ve had public police for a relatively short time. Private policing, paid for by those using the service were the norm, and still are for many private enterprises and home owners.

Ways to return to locality-based private policing and law enforcement services have been studied, discussed and used over the years. Here are twenty-seven references from back in the past (in no particular order) to stimulate thinking:

Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 1992, Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin, July 1993

William C. Cunningham, John J. Strauchs, and Clifford W. Van Meter, “Private Security Patterns and Trends,” National Institute of Justice Research in Brief, August 1991

William C. Cunningham, John J. Strauchs, and Clifford W. Van Meter, The Hallcrest Report II, Private Security Trends 1970–2000 (Stoneham, Mass.: 1990), Butterworth-Honeymoon

Stuart Ditzen, “Business Making Worker Theft a Private Matter,” Philadelphia InquirerAugust 21, 1994

William C. Mitchell and Randy T. Simmons, Beyond Politics (Boulder Colo.: 1994), Westview Press

Marcia Chaiken and Jean Chaiken, “Public Policing—Privately Provided,” in National Institute of Justice, Issues and Practices in Criminal Justice, June 1987

Simon Hakim and Mary Ann Gaffney, Commercial Security: Burglary Patterns and Security Measures (Washington, D.C.: 1994), Security Industry Association

Simon Hakim and Mary Ann Gaffney, “The Structure of the Installers Market,” Locksmith Ledger, May 1994

John Keller, “Security Companies Are Alarmed by Baby Bell’s Threat,” Wall Street Journal, July 1, 1992

Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Statistical Analysis Center, Crime in Kansas 1992, July 1993

Kansas Crime Statistics, prepared for the William I. Koch Commission by Lucas McPhee and Company, April 1, 1994

Jerry Usher, “Privatization in Criminal Justice: One Perspective in Southern California,” in Gary W. Bowman, Simon Hakim, and Paul Seidenstat, eds., Privatizing the United States Justice System (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1992

William P. Walsh, Edwin J. Donovan, and James F. McNicols, “The Starrett Protective Service: Private Policing in an Urban Community,” in Bowman et al., Privatizing the United States Justice System

Frost and Sullivan, The U.S. Commercial and Industrial Security Equipment and Service Markets (Mountain View, Calif.: 1994), p. 199.

Philip E. Fixler Jr. and Robert W. Pool Jr., “Can Police Services Be Privatized?” in Bowman et al., Privatizing the United States Justice System

Citizens Crime Commission, The Future of Police Services in Multnomah County, January 1993

Abert J. Keiss Jr., “Private Employment of Public Police,” National Institute of Justice Research in Brief, December 1988

Charles P. Nemath, Private Security and the Law (Cincinnati, Ohio: 1989), Anderson

S. Savas, “Privatization,” in Mary Hawkesworth and Maurice Kogan, eds., Encyclopedia of Government and Politics,vol. 2 (London: 1992), Routledge

William Spelman and John E. Ecke, “Problem Oriented Policing,” National Institute of Justice Research in Brief, January 1987

George E. Capowich and Janice A. Roehl, “Problem Oriented Policing: Actions and Effectiveness in San Diego,” in Dennis P. Rosenbaum, ed., The Challenge of Community Policing (Thousand Oaks, Calif.: 1994).

Mark Harrison Moore, “Problem Solving and Community Policing,” in Michael Tonry and Norvy Morris, eds., Modern Policing (Chicago: 1992), University of Chicago Press

Jerome E. McElroy, Colleen A. Cosgrove, and Susan Sadd, Community Policing: The CPOP in New York (Newbury Park, Calif.: 1993)

John E. Ecke and Dennis P. Rosenbaum “The New Police Order: Effectiveness, Equity, and Efficiency in Community Policing,” The Challenge of Community Policing (Thousand Oaks, Calif.: 1994)

Community Policing in Madison: Quality from the Inside Out,” National Institute of Justice Research Report, December 1993

Community Policing in Seattle: A Model Partnership between Citizens and Police, ”National Institute of Justice Research in Brief, August 1992.

Edwin Meese III, “Community Policing and the Police Officer,” National Institute of Justice Perspective on Policing, January 1993


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