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Improving Police Response Time Doesn’t Reduce Crime, So Why is it Still Important?

By Dr. Chuck Russo

For most of the last 100 years, agency administrators had been operating under the assumption that getting to the call quicker can increase arrest rates. Research, however, has shown that this is not the case: Response times actually have little impact on arrest rates. So why does response time still matter to agency administrators?

Intelligence Led Policing: Preferred Policing Model in the War Against Terrorism

By Dr. Michael L. Beshears

Police officers are charged with helping in the fight against terrorism while simultaneously safeguarding the constitutional rights of those they have sworn to protect and serve. Scholars and police departments are now faced with determining the best way to handle these new homeland security responsibilities. Here are two potential policing models.