Police Performance Measurement
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    Craig D. Uchida
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Abstract

This essay discusses systems of performance measurement for police agencies.  It briefly examines trends in measurement from the early years of policing to the 21st century.  Common themes that run through the essay include:  what are the purposes for measurement?  Who is concerned about the measure (i.e., are there external or internal pressures or concerns?)?  Have the measures been implemented and to what degree or level of success?  Have researchers conducted evaluations?  What are the results?