Previously published as: Police Studies: Intnl Review of Police Development
Incorporates: American Journal of Police
Online from: 1997
Subject Area: Industry and Public Sector Management
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|Title:||Interagency collaboration: An administrative and operational assessment of the Metro-LEC approach|
|Author(s):||Julie Schnobrich-Davis, (Center for the Study of Criminal Justice, Westfield State College, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA), William Terrill, (School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA)|
|Citation:||Julie Schnobrich-Davis, William Terrill, (2010) "Interagency collaboration: An administrative and operational assessment of the Metro-LEC approach", Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Vol. 33 Iss: 3, pp.506 - 530|
|Keywords:||Knowledge sharing, Law enforcement, Partnership, Team management, United States of America|
|Article type:||Case study|
|DOI:||10.1108/13639511011066881 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The points-of-view in this paper are those of the authors, and do not necessarily represent the official position of the police departments from which the data are drawn.|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine an interagency collaboration (The Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council – Metro-LEC), consisting of 42 law enforcement agencies that provide mutual aid and assistance to member agencies in times of need.
Design/methodology/approach – In total, four sources of data (personnel interviews, written survey, organizational documents and participant observation) were used as part of a case study method, to assess the administrative and operational functioning of the Metro-LEC.
Findings – In sum, the findings conclude that the organization is meeting the needs of the member agencies, with few unmanageable impediments.
Research limitations/implications – Since the current study relies on a case study from a single collaborative agency, the findings come with caution, in terms of generalizability.
Originality/value – This psprt contributes to the literature on police interagency collaboration and is the first known study on a Law Enforcement Council (LEC).
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