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dc.contributor.advisorKiernan, Kathleen L.
dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn C.
dc.contributor.authorHurt, Greta J.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-26T19:21:37Z
dc.date.available2018-10-26T19:21:37Z
dc.date.issued2018-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/60412
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractTension and hostility between police officers and society seem to be on the rise, and officers and firefighters alike face violence and other threats on a daily basis. While these agencies strive to protect and serve, they often overlook each other, failing to recognize what a cooperative front might do to improve public relations. This thesis explores the idea of using firehouses as central hubs of collaboration to improve the trust, cooperation, and safety of police officers, firefighters, and the public. The research consisted of focus group discussions obtained from three specific Oklahoma groups: Owasso firefighters, Tulsa police officers, and Tulsa citizens. The research indicates that most participants are in favor of community-centered efforts, including the proposed firehouse hub concept. This study also reveals differing views among the groups regarding the benefits and challenges of such strategies, as well as insight and suggestions for their success. Showcasing Tulsa, Oklahoma, this thesis recommends using existing fire stations as catalysts to encourage police-officer foot patrols and to foster better relationships, cooperation, and safety among all groups. This thesis suggests that better collaboration between police officers and firefighters might significantly influence positive change and improve the relationships and safety of first responders and the public.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/ittakesavillagei1094560412
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleIT TAKES A VILLAGE: INTEGRATING FIREHOUSE HUBS TO ENCOURAGE COOPERATION AMONG POLICE, FIRE, AND THE PUBLICen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorcommunity-oriented policingen_US
dc.subject.authorcommunity policingen_US
dc.subject.authorvillage fire companyen_US
dc.subject.authorcommunity risk reductionen_US
dc.subject.authorpolice and fire cooperationen_US
dc.subject.authorpolice and fire partnershipsen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilianen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid31744


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