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Current Trends in Local Policing Provision in the Czech Republic

By Oldřich Krulík


<p>The paper examines the current trends of national police forces as they increasingly often pull back from their positions, and the consequences which many municipal councils in the Czech Republic are now facing. In the last couple of years, some municipalities chose relatively unconventional ways to deal with increased levels of crime and other forms of antisocial behaviour on their territories. This created space – for example – for signing public agreements with other municipalities, hiring private security companies to perform the role of municipal police or various forms of sponsoring the Police of the Czech Republic.</p

Topics: Local policing, municipality, privatization of security, municipal police, funding, austerity measures, Political science, J
Publisher: Sciendo
Year: 2014
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