1995 Joint Community-Police Training: Interim Report

Marianne Kaiser

This paper describes an evaluation of the Joint Community-Police Training (JCPT) program conducted by the Chicago Alliance for Neighborhood Safety (CANS) and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) for Chicago residents. This is the first large-scale attempt in the country to train neighborhood residents to work together with the police to solve crime and disorder problems in their neighborhoods. The goal of the training is to produce better informed and more organized citizens and, as a result, safer neighborhoods. Research methods included observation of the curriculum development, observation of training sessions, resident questionnaires, and personal interviews with the trainers. The report fully discusses the process of implementation and concludes with a comprehensive list of recommendations.

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