Police Intervention Strategies

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The current era in police strategy development is described as focusing and data-driven. The approaches being employed include geographic, offenses, and offense focus. Police intervention strategy is now guided by empirical evidence, not hypothetical conjecture on what the police ought to be doing (Hoover, T. 2014). The period during which an officer is neither responding to calls nor conducting related investigative work can be referred to as uncommitted time. Uncommitted time has been found to be high as 50 percent of an officer shift (Femega, 2009). This time varies per officer.

Most patrol officers typically have a large amount of time of unsupervised discretion, and how they exercise it can improve crime prevention and ultimately reduce
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