Contributions of Evaluation Research to the Development of Community Policing in a Canadian City

This article reviews evaluation research on community policing (CP) in the City of Windsor, including the Windsor Police Service's utilization of evaluation evidence. It examines five studies of the initial year of two CP patrol units, one beginning in 1990 and the other in 1992. The studies included surveys of the CP-related attitudes and experiences of constables, community residents, and managers of small business, as well as time series analyses of crime trends. The results provided favourable process and outcome evidence.