Structural Factors Affecting Police Performance: An Evidence from Pakistan

1Asim Muneeb Khan, Latafat Aziz, Mazhar Hussain Bhutta, Muhammad Nadir Shahzad, Zaheer Abbas

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Abstract:

Various factors indicate the performance of police department such as policing style, resources available with the police department, strength & geographical area covered by police stations, the promotion and recruitment system, accountability, duty hours of police personnel, nature of duty etc. These factors are actual barriers for the better performance of police. The present research work was interested to highlight the structural barriers that affect the police performance. We collected data through cross-sectional interviews by interviewing 502 respondents that included affectees (247) and non-affectees (255) in Islamabad and Rawalpindi cities of Pakistan. It was revealed through regression analysis that major indicators are technical soundness of police and support from the government. It was concluded that the effective policing strategies such as community policing and the enhancement of resources available with the police department have a strong association with their effective performance. We also considered the factor of political interference in the police department which affects the overall performance of police. For rapid development and performance of police, there is a dire need of pumping up of new hope and the structure needs fulfilment and depoliticizing the police department.

Keywords:

Public, Police, Perception, Performance, Political and Structural.

Paper Details
Month5
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 6
Pages11964-11974