The Right Decision: Evidence-based Decision Making for Police Service Professionals

    05/14/15 - 05/14/16

    While the primary function of police departments has remained consistent over time—to ensure the safety and security of all persons and property— how departments deliver their services is becoming more complex. Crime rates have generally declined over the past two decades, but the public is increasingly asking police departments to respond to a broader range of calls. Those calls often require more sophisticated equipment and better or differentially trained personnel. Furthermore, many jurisdictions have been asking its police services to integrate their functions with other first responder agencies to include fire services and emergency medical services.


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    The Right Decision:  Evidence-based Decision Making for Police Service Professionals - Workbook


    This workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the text, The Right Decision: Evidence-based Decision Making for Police Service Professionals. It can be used as a self-study guide or in either a classroom or workshop setting. While many of the techniques outlined in the text can be used very effectively by an individual working with a paper and pencil or a laptop, many are best implemented in a group setting. Environmental scans and SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analyses are good examples of this.

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