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Accession Number PB2013-102941
Title Establishing Appropriate Staffing Levels for Campus Public Safety Departments.
Publication Date Jul 2011
Media Count 48p
Personal Author B. Stevenson S. Woolfenden
Abstract Our nation's colleges and universities are traditionally open environments fostering education, diversity, and freedom. There are more than 20,000 campus police and security officers dedicated to protecting these campuses and the students, faculty, and staff that they serve. To achieve their mission, they use a wide range of protection models, from full service police departments to contracted non-sworn personnel, that would benefit from implementing a community oriented policing approach to problem-solving, community engagement, and organizational policy development. Regardless of the size of the college or university or the number of campus public safety personnel, appropriate staffing levels are always a concern. The authors of Establishing Appropriate Staffing Levels for Campus Public Safety Departments explore how campus public safety department staffing levels are actually determined, what agencies are able to achieve with the number of staff available to them, what challenges they face in this respect, and also explore whether there is any potential for developing a means of determining appropriate staffing levels for campus public safety. Most importantly to the safety of the students, staff, and faculty of our institutions, this report looks at staffing needs as related to the execution or maintenance of a community oriented policing mission--a major issue in today's tight economic times where many Chiefs and Directors are expressing concern that their resources are already being stretched to the limit.
Keywords Campuses
Law enforcement
Personnel management
Policy development
Problem solving
Public safety

Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
NTIS Subject Category 92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
43C - Human Resources
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
Corporate Author Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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