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future trends in policing 2014

54 FUTURE TRENDS IN

54 FUTURE TRENDS IN POLICING 11. What funding sources, outside of your local budget, does your agency plan to seek in the next 2 to 5 years, and for what purposes will it be used? (Select all that apply) Money used Private Private Federal Grants State Grants to fund… Corporations Foundations Other Sworn employees 79.1% 47.1% 3.2% 5.3% 4.3% Civilian employees 50.3% 60.4% 4.3% 5.9% 5.3% Crime fighting initiative 74.3% 63.1% 20.3% 25.7% 2.7% Volunteer programs 23.1% 19.9% 25.3% 25.8% 9.1% Technology 85.7% 71.4% 27.0% 26.5% 3.2% Equipment 85.7% 73.5% 29.1% 30.7% 3.7% Vehicles 51.1% 40.9% 11.3% 13.4% 7.5% Outside their local budget, respondents anticipate utilizing federal grants to purchase equipment (85.7 percent), technology (85.7 percent), pay sworn salaries (79.1 percent), and fund crime fighting initiatives (74.3 percent) in the next 2 to 5 years. Additionally, respondents anticipate they will use state grants to fund equipment (73.5 percent) and technology (71.4 percent) purchases in the next 2 to 5 years. Less than one third of respondents anticipate funding salaries, programs, or purchases through private corporations or foundations in the next 2 to 5 years.

Appendixes 55 12. Which of the following does your agency use in partnership with private businesses and/or corporations? (Select all that apply) Services Currently doing Next 2–5 years Not currently doing and no immediate plans to start Shared information through database/computer network 39.7% 13.2% 50.8% Interactive partnership website 26.5% 19.0% 57.7% Regular meetings of partnership members 68.3% 16.4% 20.6% Shared radio channel(s) allowing partners to directly communicate 28.6% 10.1% 61.4% with police Cell phones provided to partners for direct communication with 14.3% 10.6% 75.7% police Real-time crime centers 14.8% 28.0% 56.1% Interactive crime mapping 50.8% 24.3% 29.6% Texting of crime tips 43.4% 41.8% 19.6% Shared CCTV cameras 34.9% 35.4% 36.5% License plate readers installed in private parking lots 12.7% 36.0% 50.3% Shared office space or facilities 42.9% 20.1% 40.2% Joint training with private security 24.3% 16.4% 61.9% Training for police officers provided by private corporation 34.9% 15.3% 50.3% Private partners attend court proceedings to show importance of crime-fighting measures 12.7% 12.7% 75.7% Agencies appear to be split with regard to partnering with private businesses for various services. The most common current partnerships are meetings with partnership members (68.3 percent), interactive crime mapping (50.8 percent), texting crime tips (43.4 percent), and sharing office space or facilities (42.9 percent). In the next 2 to 5 years, more than a third of respondents plan to work with partners on texting crime tips (41.8 percent), installing license plate readers in private parking lots (36.0 percent), and sharing CCTV cameras (35.4 percent). The majority of responding agencies have no plans to work with partners on court watches (75.7 percent), provide cell phones to partners for direct communication (75.7 percent), have joint training with private security (61.9 percent), or share radio channels with partners (61.4 percent). Many of the choices add up to more than 100 percent because some agencies selected “currently” and “next 2–5 years.”