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15.1 Community Policing Indicators

This indicator compares Albuquerque's Community Policing efforts to other jurisdictions who participate in the International City/County Management Association Comparative Performance Measurement reporting program.

This indicator is part of Work together for safety.

Indicator description:

This indicator compares Albuquerque's Community Policing (CP) efforts to other jurisdictions who participate in the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Comparative Performance Measurement reporting program. There is no local trend to compare, although Albuquerque's Community Policing efforts have increased over time.

 

Community Policing Activities - ICMA 2011
Austin Albuquerque Mesa Oklahoma City
Residential Population 799,578 552,804 439,041 591,967
Annually meet with represented groups to deal with multi-agency problems o o o o
Annual meetings with community groups o o o o
Officers as liason to neighborhood association o o
Formal training to help citizens work with police o o o o
Decision making at precinct level o o o o
Formal CP training for officers o o o o
Permanent beat assignments o
Annual assessment of citizen fear of crime o o
Annual Assessment of citizen attitudes toward CP o
Crime-free multi-family housing program o
Total 9 8 5 5

 

Why is this indicator relevant?

Community Policing is a relatively new approach to law enforcement designed to reduce and prevent crime by increasing interaction and cooperation between local law enforcement agencies and the people and neighborhoods they serve. Research demonstrates that when citizens and law enforcements agencies work cooperatively, community conditions improve and crime is minimized.


Data Sources:
International City/County Management Association (ICMA,) Comparative Performance Measurement FY2006 Data Report for cities other than Albuquerque; Albuquerque data provided by Albuquerque Police Department.

What can we tell from the data?

  • Albuquerque's Community Policing efforts are comparable to those of peer Southwest cities who participate in the ICMA's Comparative Performance Measurement program.

 

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