Evaluating the School Liaison Police Program: An example of action research in policing

Victoria Herrington, Isabelle Bartkowiak

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    Abstract

    The New South Wales School Liaison Police (SLP) program wasintroduced in January 2007 under a commitment to addressrights, respect and responsibility in the 2006 State Plan. With 40police officers the SLP program provides a direct liaison servicefor all high schools in the State. Whilst guidelines scope the broadnature of an SLP's work, the role has been designed to beautonomous and evolutionary'allowing officers to assess andaddress the needs of school communities at a localised level.Charles Sturt University was contracted to evaluate the SLPprogram and adopted an action research approach, allowingfindings to be reported to program managers regularly, framedagainst national and international community policing literature.Findings advise program managers about best (and worst)practice, process and management issues, and what works.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCriminology
    Subtitle of host publicationLinking theory, policy and practice
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAIC
    Pages63
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event21st Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference - Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 26 Nov 200828 Nov 2008

    Conference

    Conference21st Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference
    CountryAustralia
    Period26/11/0828/11/08

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    Herrington, V., & Bartkowiak, I. (2008). Evaluating the School Liaison Police Program: An example of action research in policing. In Criminology: Linking theory, policy and practice (pp. 63). AIC.