Piecing together the community puzzle: intelligence in neighbourhood policing

Marjason, Laura (2013) Piecing together the community puzzle: intelligence in neighbourhood policing. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This dissertation investigates how effectively the National Intelligence Model and Safer Neighbourhood Programme work together. It also assesses how community intelligence is used and what role it plays in facilitating collaboration between the two policing models. This is achieved through a case study within the Metropolitan Police Service, which focuses on Safer Neighbourhood Teams and Borough Intelligence Units. The researcher uses a combination of interviews, surveys and observations to gather evidence. The research aims not only to assess how effectively the two models work together, but also to identify barriers and issues that could be changed in the future. As the Metropolitan Police Service is planning changes to its neighbourhood policing and intelligence models, this study seeks to provide recommendations on the current model.
    The results show that there is collaborative working between intelligence units and safer neighbourhood teams in the MPS. It identifies both good working practices and areas for improvements. It also highlights the use of community intelligence and considers its role in the MPS. Overall, the study concludes that the Safer Neighbourhood Programme and the National Intelligence Model do work together in the MPS, but this is largely dependent on individuals rather than mature processes. Community intelligence is used in the MPS, but is limited because it is reliant on effective engagement with all communities. The evidence suggests that this is not being achieved within the MPS.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2014 11:38
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:34
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14485

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