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Police Officers' Perceptions on Cooperation between the Police and Community Organizations for Successful Local Policing

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2007, 17(4), pp.193-222
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

Huh Yong Hoon 1 문유석 2

1부경대학교
2경성대학교

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ABSTRACT

Recognizing cooperation between the police and community organizations is essential in securing local safety, this study explores the current state and ways of improving the cooperation by analyzing empirical data collected through survey on police officers serving in the city of Busan. Mean analyses and one-way ANOVA reveal that the current level of the cooperation is considerably low and police officers' perceptions on various aspects of it differ according to their background variables. Multiple regression results show that mutual trust, community organizations' capacity, and community characteristics significantly contribute to the cooperation. Based on these findings, this study suggests providing community organizations with more opportunities to reflect their opinions on police policies and to participate in implementing the police service. It also proposes implementing some policy means adopted in the PCR(Police-Community Relations) movement to improve mutual trust between the police and community organizations.

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