Database ID 936

Database ID 936
Title Problem-oriented and partnership policing: LEAPS evaluation
Description The primary aim of the LEAPS initiative is to lower the incidence of drug and alcohol related problems (e.g. violence and incivilities) with the goal of making club and bar environments safer for all patrons. LEAPS embraces harm reduction values and utilises low impact enforcement on licensed premises not complying with mandatory harm reduction measures. A problem-oriented and partnership policing (POPP) initiative, LEAPS purpose is to scan Fortitude Valley for crime and safety problems, analyse the dynamics of problems located, respond to the problems in a relevant and proportionate manner, and assess the outcome of their response in terms of a lasting effect. The DPMP project aims to measure: the impact of partnership policing on place managers’ awareness of community problems and engagement in positive action; perceptions of procedural justice in a site with conflicting policing strategies; patrons’ perspectives on licensed premises lockout and late night safety; the impact of a drug education media campaign on a high risk group; the economic impact of LEAPS (cost-effectiveness analysis); and, the relationship between drug use and attitudes to police. Additionally, upon receiving crime data from the Queensland Police Service we will measure the impact (using interrupted time series analysis) of LEAPS on a series of crime outcomes.
Status Ongoing

Lorraine Mazerolle
Paul Mazerolle
Patricia Ferguson
Simon Jackson

Keywords police; enforcement; crime; Victoria; harm reduction; treatment; prevention
Institution Drug Policy Modelling Program
Collaborating institutions

Griffith University

Funding institutions

Colonial Foundation

End Date 11-2010
Name Paul Mazerolle

Illicit drugs (757)
Alcohol -> Drinking places (32)
Drug related problems -> Violence (42)
Education -> Health education and promotion (81)
Prevention -> Health education and promotion (81)
Law and crime -> Crime (133)
Law and crime -> Police (94)
Methodology -> Cost effectiveness analysis (20)
Politics and government policy -> Drug policies -> Harm reduction (112)
Public opinion, media and marketing -> Media (40)
Treatment (607)
Geographic regions -> Australia -> Queensland (134)
Geographic regions -> Australia -> Victoria (224)