Police Knowledge Sharing Capabilities

Birdi, Kamal and Allen, Kerry and Turgoose, Christine and Macdonald, Ian and Vossing, Julia and van den Oord, Ad and Rogiest, Sofie and Vallet, Nathalie and Reguli, Zdenko and Vít, Michal and Mouhanna, Christian and Ficet, Joël and Christe-Zeyse, Jochen and Gruschinske, Mario and Hirschmann, Nathalie and Stein-Müller, Susanne and Bisogni, Fabio and Stojanovski, Trpe and Mirceva, Stojanka and Krstevska, Katerina and Rajkovcevski, Rade and Bayerl P., Saskia and Horton, Kate and Jacobs, Gabriele and Bruggeling, Marjolijn and Jochoms, Theo and Sollie, Henk and Rus, Claudia and Rațiu, Lucia and Oțoiu, Cătălina and Vonaș, Gabriel and Andrei, Daniela and Băban, Andriana and Gascó, Mila and Fernández, Charlotte and Alsina, Victòria (2012) Police Knowledge Sharing Capabilities. Project Report. University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

In this brochure we present the results from three studies of knowledge sharing within police organisations and with three other stakeholders (other forces in the same country, the public and forces in other countries). In the first study, 152 interviews were conducted with members from 17 police organisations drawn from all of the 10 countries involved in the COMPOSITE project. In the second study ten in-depth case studies of international knowledge sharing involving police organisations were carried out. The third study involved conducting a survey of 481 police members drawn from the ten member countries with the aim of developing an organizational knowledge sharing diagnostic tool. We present the findings in terms of the perceived effectiveness of knowledge sharing in different domains, the most frequent types of knowledge shared, the most and least effective methods of knowledge sharing and the most common perceived barriers and facilitators for knowledge sharing both within police organisations and between the aforementioned stakeholders. Analyses are summarised across all countries as well as pointing out differences between countries with concluding comments highlighting the main themes and recommendations emerging from the analyses. The findings are integrated into a conceptual framework of ten types of factors found to influence knowledge sharing effectiveness in different domains (staff capabilities, process capabilities, technology capabilities, financial resources, information characteristics, timeliness of information sharing, organisational differences, political differences, public factors and international factors). Practical recommendations arising from the research highlight the importance of building up the human factors of motivation, trust, knowledge, skills and experience of police personnel and facilitating methods for direct contact between different police and nonpolice stakeholders as a crucial set of knowledge sharing capabilities for police organisations. A new diagnostic tool designed specifically for police organisations (EKSPO-DI) based on this research is presented in this report as a means of helping benchmark knowledge sharing performance and areas for development.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Law
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Media and communications
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Political science
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Psychology
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Prof. Rade Rajkovchevski
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2020 20:07
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2022 12:10
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/5470

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