Journal Article

Police Authorities' Public Accountability Role: Learning from three Community Engagement Demonstration Projects

Andy Myhill

in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

Volume 1, issue 2, pages 173-183
Published in print January 2007 | ISSN: 1752-4512
Published online August 2007 | e-ISSN: 1752-4520 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/police/pam027
Police Authorities' Public Accountability Role: Learning from three Community Engagement Demonstration Projects

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The issue of public accountability in policing and community safety has been high on the policy agenda in the past five years and remains so. Case-studies, where efforts are made by police authorities to improve community engagement mechanisms, are presented. Promising roles observed in three demonstration sites are described, and changes to authority working practices suggested. The paper concludes that police authorities can enhance public accountability by driving organisational culture change and by enabling and monitoring force engagement at a neighbourhood level, in order to concentrate on engagement at a more strategic level.

Journal Article.  5151 words. 

Subjects: Policing

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