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Citizen response policing: an evaluation of a local initiative

Alan Marlow (University of Bedfordshire)
Ralph Miller (University of Bedfordshire)
John Pitts (University of Bedfordshire)

Safer Communities

ISSN: 1757-8043

Article publication date: 1 July 2007


Locally based policing ‐ involving co‐operation with local residents and agencies, is a key requirement of the government's police reform agenda. This article reports the findings of an evaluation of one such initiative that involved residents in determining policing strategy on two urban housing estates. On one estate there were positive outcomes, but there was little change in the other. This appeared to be related to the range of skills possessed by the officers on the two sites.



Marlow, A., Miller, R. and Pitts, J. (2007), "Citizen response policing: an evaluation of a local initiative", Safer Communities, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 22-28.



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