Project Genesis: A Strategic Review of Neighbourhood Policing in Dorset

Johannes Pieter Oosthuizen, Alison Wakefield

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Between August 2013 and May 2015, Dorset Police commissioned a review (Project Genesis) of their Neighbourhood Policing model which had been designed and based on the recommendations of the National Reassurance Policing Programme (NRPP) in 2006. This strategic review identified several weaknesses within the existing Force operational model, such as a lack of a coherent strategic concept understood by officers and staff, a confusion about role profiles, significantly reduced levels of community engagement, high-levels of front line abstractions due to smaller police budgets and a lack of formal, specialised training for existing and new Neighbourhood Policing officers. This paper will briefly discuss some of the initial findings produced by the qualitative and quantitative data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocietal Implications of Community-Oriented Policing and Technology
EditorsGeorge Leventakis, M.R. Haberfeld
ISBN (Electronic)3319892975, 978-3-319-89297-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-89296-2
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Policing
ISSN (Electronic)2194-6213


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