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A stability police force for the United States [electronic resource] : justification and options for creating U.S. capabilities / Terrence K. Kelly ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Kelly, Terrence K | United States. Army | Arroyo Center.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Rand Corporation monograph series: Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Arroyo Center, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 183 p.) : ill., digital, PDF file.ISBN: 9780833047229 (electronic bk.); 0833047221 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Auxiliary police -- United States | Auxiliary police | TECHNOLOGY -- Military Science | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Stability police force for the United States.DDC classification: 363.28 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Objectives and tasks -- Size and speed of deployment -- Institutional capabilities -- Which agency should create and maintain an SPF? -- Staffing : standing or reserve? -- Costing -- Conclusions.
Summary: Establishing security is the sine qua non of stability operations, since it is a prerequisite for reconstruction and development. Security requires a mix of military and police forces to deal with a range of threats from insurgents to criminal organizations. This research examines the creation of a high-end police force, which the authors call a Stability Police Force (SPF). The study considers what size force is necessary, how responsive it needs to be, where in the government it might be located, what capabilities it should have, how it could be staffed, and its cost.
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Objectives and tasks -- Size and speed of deployment -- Institutional capabilities -- Which agency should create and maintain an SPF? -- Staffing : standing or reserve? -- Costing -- Conclusions.

Establishing security is the sine qua non of stability operations, since it is a prerequisite for reconstruction and development. Security requires a mix of military and police forces to deal with a range of threats from insurgents to criminal organizations. This research examines the creation of a high-end police force, which the authors call a Stability Police Force (SPF). The study considers what size force is necessary, how responsive it needs to be, where in the government it might be located, what capabilities it should have, how it could be staffed, and its cost.

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