Working with Others To Build Cooperation, Confidence and Trust
Working with others-government agencies, the commercial and not for profit sector, or voluntary groups-has become a common feature of contemporary policing rhetoric. Partnerships have increasingly become a regular theme in policy documents and in some cases this translates into policing legislation. This paper investigates the development of partnerships between agencies including the police through a study of an emerging network of service delivery. Focusing on the development of a network responding to problems on an Australian inner suburban public housing estate, it discusses how police work 'more' or 'less' effectively in this context-identifying factors that impact on their ability to develop strong channels of communication, opportunities for cooperation, and relationships of trust.
Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice
Police Administration, Procedures and Practice