English

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. By 1995, more than half the city population was serviced by CP units, and follow-up time series analyses reconfirmed the earlier encouraging crime trends findings. However, in contrast to the positive beginnings, a 1997 survey of the service's membership revealed no strong support for CP, including an apparent division among management in attitudes about CP. Recent CP developments in the service are considered.

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