How To Survive An Economic Downturn: Law Enforcement Edition


New research from the National Institute of Justice provides guidance for the tough choices law enforcement agencies around the country are having to make as a result of budget cuts and the economic recession.

Inviting cost-cutting ideas from academics, avoiding across-the-board cuts, and finding ways to charge “user fees” are among the suggestions made in “Strategic Cutback Management: Law Enforcement Leadership for Lean Times.”

The report highlights several administrative changes police departments made to cut costs, including altering who can approve checks over $5000 and streamlining payroll.

ED NOTE: For more on impending cuts to criminal justice spending read Ted Gest’s recent article here.

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