On the Beat: An evaluation of Beat Policing in Queensland

Mazerolle, paul, Adams, kim, Budd, Dennis, Cockerill, Chris and Vance, Matt On the Beat: An evaluation of Beat Policing in Queensland. Brisbane Australia: Crime and Misconduct Commission, Queensland, 2003.

Author Mazerolle, paul
Adams, kim
Budd, Dennis
Cockerill, Chris
Vance, Matt
Title On the Beat: An evaluation of Beat Policing in Queensland
Place of Publication Brisbane Australia
Publisher Crime and Misconduct Commission, Queensland
Publication year 2003
Sub-type Other
ISBN 1 876986 06 9
Language eng
Total number of pages 151
Subjects 1602 Criminology
1605 Policy and Administration
Abstract/Summary Beat policing constitutes an important shift in the nature of operational policing. In recent years, there has been much interest expressed in expanding this form of policing throughout Queensland. Consequently, it is important that rigorous evaluations are conducted to allow policy makers to make informed decisions. In June 2002, Crime Prevention Queensland (CPQ) was asked by the Department of Premier and Cabinet to evaluate beat policing in this State. CPQ is responsible for implementing the Queensland Crime Prevention Strategy — Building Safer Communities. It provides leadership and support to develop innovative, evidence-based and targeted crime-prevention initiatives across both government and the local community. CPQ asked us to conduct the evaluation of beat policing in recognition of the Crime and Misconduct Commission’s extensive experience and expertise in evaluating beat-policing initiatives. It was the Commission — then known as the Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) — that in 1993, in conjunction with the Queensland Police Service (QPS), established a pilot beat-policing project in Toowoomba as a means of encouraging the QPS to implement information-driven, proactive policing strategies. At the time of this evaluation, there were 28 similar initiatives (neighbourhood police beats) across Queensland with a further five beats to be established by the end of this financial year. In addition, 43 police beat shopfronts were operating in many shopping centres throughout Queensland with four additional shopfronts to be established by the end of June 2003. A reference committee, comprising representatives from the CMC, Department of Premier and Cabinet, CPQ, QPS and the Department of Treasury was formed to advise us on the conduct of the evaluation.
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