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  • Program Evaluation Summary


  • This evaluation summary highlights findings from the most recent examination of Chicagos Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) that pertain to accountability in management within the Chicago Police Department. CAPS has evolved to include new information technology and management initiatives that will focus the Departments resources on resolving chronic crime and disorder complaints. The move toward managing for accountability is one of the most important innovations in contemporary American policing. The concept was popularized by New York City, where police headquarters uses crime data to identify priority trends. Local commanders select the most effective tactics for addressing them and are responsible for rapidly deploying their officers. Management analysts at headquarters assess how well the precincts have done, and at frequent Crime Control Strategy Meetings commanders appear before department executives to defend their effectiveness. Since their inauguration in 1994 these meetings have become famous and have been emulated across the nation.

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Language(s): EN-English

Volume or Year: 1 2003
Number or Issue: 2 April

Date Created: 04 01 2003
Date Last Modified: 04 08 2003

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