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Master of Science, Criminal Justice and Criminology
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The Residence Hall Partnership Program (R.H.P.P.) is the first major department wide community policing effort by the Georgia Southern police department. This study is an evaluation of that program’s first year of implementation. The evaluation process consists of a series of two mostly quantitative surveys of the residence hall students and officers of the Georgia Southern police department. The first survey was distributed at the beginning of the program during the Fall 2019 semester, the follow-up survey at the end of the Spring 2020 semester. The theories being examined are that community policing programs will improve student’s perceptions of police, reduce student’s fear of crime, improve officer’s perceptions of students, and improve officer job satisfaction. The results were mixed concerning student’s perceptions of police, and officer job satisfaction. There were positive results for this program improving officer perceptions of students and reducing student’s fear of crime.
Bowen, Charles P., "An Evaluation Of Georgia Southern University Public Safety Department's Community Policing Program: A Residence Hall Partnership Program" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2169.
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