Classic Case - Neighborhood Policing: The London Metropolitan Police Force

Neighborhood Policing: The London Metropolitan Police Force


Educator Access
A review copy of this case is available free of charge to educators and trainers. Please create an account or sign in to gain access to this material.

Permission to Reprint
Each purchase of this product entitles the buyer to one digital file and use. If you intend to distribute, teach, or share this item, you must purchase permission for each individual who will be given access. Learn more about purchasing permission to reprint.

  • Product Description

    After 1981's fierce antipolice riots in Brixton, a heavily black and immigrant London borough, the London Metropolitan Police Force ("Scotland Yard") undertook a comprehensive re-examination of its policing practices. A new commissioner chose "neighborhood policing," intended to increase public influence over the police and to make the police more responsive and effective, as the core of Scotland Yard's pre-Brixton situation and the introduction of neighborhood policing. It focuses on police management practices and the interactions of police managers, patrol officers, and the public.

    Learning Objective:
    The case illuminates the differences between the traditional professional policing model and the new community-oriented model (of growing interest in policing circles). More generally, it is a vivid example of organizational change, and can support a discussion of how public managers should think about the "product" of their organizations. (Please see the abstract for Neighborhood Policing in Los Angeles, C16-87-717.0.)

  • Other Details

    Publication Date: January 01, 1987
    HKS Case Number: 770.0
    Case Author: David Kennedy
    Faculty Lead: David Kennedy
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 33
    Setting: England
    Language: English
    Funding Source: Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 25+
    _geography: Europe
  • Warranty Information