Transitioning to Alternative Models of Police Service

This articles discusses results of a study that explored cross-jurisdictional sharing among police services. It addresses issues that may be faced by organizations when they merge into a single unit or when they share services across multiple units. It also presents information from four case studies of forces that engaged in cross-jurisdictional sharing. While not addressing public health, other government agencies share similar struggles when sharing services cross-jurisdictionally. This study may provide a different perspective on those issues.

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  • Background / History: This article may provide insight into the challenges faced by different police forces when they attempt to share services, which are similar to some challenges faced by public health departments.
  • Change Management: This article offers information and a new perspective on ways to successfully navigate sharing of services across jurisdictions.