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Police Antidrug Efforts
Police antidrug efforts

In Chapter 4, we highlighted a number of antidrug activities in areas in which community crime prevention programs had not been previously implemented or sustained. Most of the efforts were developed or administered by community organizations or private citizens with the sanctioning and support of law enforcement. In this chapter, we examine antidrug programs started by the police with the express knowledge or cooperation of neighborhood residents. We begin with an overview of police enforcement strategies against drug violations and provide an illustration from New York City of an antidrug program. We then discuss how police programs aimed at drug sales have begun to include citizen efforts. Many of the projects are part of community policing programs, which we briefly ...

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