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28 Mar 2015 
Police departments typically do not think of using marketing concepts when trying to improve their image. In the past, for-profit companies and corporations have used marketing techniques to increase customer satisfaction. But, police agencies easily can adapt the concepts of business marketing to help them reach their customers (citizens) and educate them about the many services that they provide.

Marketing available police services (MAPS) (1) is a process whereby communities can learn what services their law enforcement agencies offer to meet public safety needs and wants. In return for providing these services, the police department receives more positive contacts, cooperation; and an improved image from the community that it serves. This proves true no matter what type of population (e.g., college campus, city, county, or state).

Police services marketing attempts to attract new customers who are unaware of police services and to keep a positive relationship with those individuals who already have had contact with the department. While reaching out to new people is important, it is even more important to keep those people agencies have contact with satisfied. Various research has indicated that satisfied people tell their stories of police contact to at least 3 other people, whereas dissatisfied individuals will tell, on average, 10 others about a negative experience with the police.


Marketing consists of understanding, creating, communicating, and delivering services to obtain members' satisfaction. Adding each of these components together creates a marketing plan for success.

Departments must understand the makeup of their communities, as well as the needs and expectations that citizens have of their police services. Knowing the diversity of the service population (e.g., age and national origin) helps agencies define who they serve. Even understanding who passes through the community at different times of the day can help determine what public safety needs exist. For example, if a community has a high school population of 1,500 students who come from many different neighboring communities, law enforcement must consider providing for their public safety needs while they are on the way to school, at school, and when they leave school. Or, a college campus police department might have a significant Spanish-speaking segment of the student population that would impact services by creating a need for documents produced in both English and Spanish.

Once agencies define their service population, they must survey their communities' needs. What expectations do citizens have as they relate to public safety issues? What services could the department provide to meet concerns of community members? Creating a planned response can help answer these questions. Departments can focus on crime prevention programs, hold community workshops, use focus brochures; or take other steps to respond to their communities' needs.

Once agencies develop plans, programs, and new services, they must communicate these initiatives to their constituents. A department can have many services, but if no one knows about them, they waste resources. Communication constitutes a vital link between the police and the community, and it can develop a positive relationship between the two entities.

Finally, agencies must deliver police services to the public. In turn for the services, the police department's image will improve, and agencies will serve their communities more effectively.


Today, the single most significant marketing doctrine is the marketing mix, which encompasses all of the agency's tools that it uses to influence a market segment to accomplish its objectives. These tactical tools are used to influence customers, and, in law enforcement, they can help realize the police department's goal of a positive image.

When determining the marketing mix for which tools to use in a marketing plan, managers must remain cognizant of the internal and external environments of the organization. Neighborhood and community groups may influence what services a police department offers. Local newspapers and radio and television stations can carry news of department activities and services, as well as provide editorial comments to influence public opinion of the department.

Public relations, the single most important mass-promotions tool that significantly can impact the department's image, has the ability to create favorable publicity, build on the department's image, and prevent or handle rumors and incorrect information. Therefore, law enforcement agencies must have an excellent working relationship with the local media. Positive media stories are free marketing ads about the department. The more trusting a relationship a department has with reporters, the better it will be able to work with them during times of crisis.

Most services provided by police departments are intangible. When possible, the department should look for ways to leave a tangible product behind. For example, officers can leave brochures, patches, rulers, frisbees, stuffed animals, and other departmental memorabilia with citizens.

Police services' design, variety, public relations, advertising, location, and quality form much of an agency's marketing mix. An agency's use of technology, collaboration with other partners, management perspective, and selection of staff members also prove important considerations of the mix.

Use of Technology

In today's technological society, the Internet should play an important part in any MAPS plan. A department's Web site can offer services reaching large groups or providing for one-on-one contact. Some possible uses of a Web site include sharing department information, crime statistics, and safety tips; providing opportunities for citizen feedback; adding a silent witness program; and using e-mail as a vehicle for communication with the public. Video clips from a department's Web site can serve as an easy way to have community members see and hear what it has to offer. The Internet is an economical and valuable tool for reaching out to the community and beyond.

Marketing Alliances

Small departments often face difficulties when offering services that take a significant amount of resources, but they may find that collaboration with other departments can result in an attractive solution to the

problem. Businesses consider this collaboration as creating marketing alliances. One such service is the formation of a citizen police academy (CPA) that residents attend for several weeks to learn how police operations work in the community. (2) Combining resources and staff efforts from one or more departments can make this service become a reality. Members of each participating department's community should have the opportunity to attend the CPA.

The Management Perspective

For any MAPS plan to succeed, it must have support from upper management, from the chief of police to the command staff. Supervisors should mandate that their line officers deal with everyone with a customer service approach; they should treat everyone with respect and dignity, even during arrests.

No marketing plan can be successful without appropriate financial support. Therefore, departmental management support can help ensure that financial resources, through the budget process, are focused toward marketing efforts.

In addition to concentrating on quality services, managers must use internal marketing strategies and train all employees who interact with the public to deliver quality customer service. Departments also must have a good service recovery plan; which focuses on turning a complainant into a contented customer.

Police administrators should take advantage of every opportunity to become a willing participant in local law enforcement and community organizations. Joining committees and participating in community groups increases the department's exposure and contacts.

The Marketing Staff

With any marketing effort, only employees with a positive attitude should reach out to the community and customers. To select someone for marketing efforts who does not express an interest in working with people can result in disaster. In fact, selecting the wrong officer can create the opposite of the department's intended effect and, possibly, lead to a negative impression about the department and its employees.

Regardless of rank, those officers who have positive attitudes, enjoy public speaking, can think on their feet when asked questions, and present a positive appearance for the department prove ideal candidates to work on marketing efforts. Adding bilingual staff to the resource bin also can help departments. Many parts of the country are experiencing a growth of minority groups; therefore, reaching out to them only enhances a department's marketing efforts.

Finally, while criminals will not consider contact with the police as a positive experience, it must remain one in which officers treat them fairly and with respect. This approach reduces complaints, results in fewer lawsuit-related legal expenses, and, possibly, brings more cooperation from arrestees.


The marketing available police services plan focuses on providing citizens with a positive experience. The concept can constitute an important component to improving and maintaining the image of a police department. For the marketing plan to be effective, agencies must understand, create; communicate, and deliver their services to community residents. Additionally, managers can use various tools in their marketing mix, such as the use of technology, collaboration with other agencies, and the appropriate selection of staff members.

While preventing and solving crimes is the mainstay of every police agency, knowing what community members expect beyond crime solving and then providing those services, can prove just as important for positive community relations with police. Implementing a police services marketing plan can be the mechanism to do so.


(1) The author coined this phrase to describe the process he uses in his department.

(2) For descriptive accounts of CPA programs, see Elizabeth M. Bonello and Joseph A. Schafer, "Citizen Police Academies: Do They Do More Than Entertain?" FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, November 2002, 19-23; Giant A. Aryani, Terry D. Garrett, and Cad L. Alsabrook, "Citizen Police Academy: Success Through Community Partnership," FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, May 2000, 16-21; Ellen G. Cohn, "The Citizen Police Academy: A Recipe for Improving Police-Community Relations," Journal of Criminal Justice 24 (1996): 265-27 1; Martin Alan Greenberg, "Citizen Police Academies," FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, August 1991, 10-13; Ronald E. Ferguson, "The Citizen Police Academy," FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, September 1985, 5-7.

Chief Fazzini heads the College of DuPage Police Department in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.


After becoming the college's police chief in December 2000, I met with constituents from different departments. In these meetings, I advised them of the services the department provides and learned that many employees had questions about what number to dial for emergency police assistance. Several people thought that they should dial 911, some believed 9-911 was the correct number, and, yet, other employees thought that they should dial extension 2000, which is the number to the Public Safety Police Department on campus. As a result of these meetings, we developed red stickers with the words "Public Safety Emergency Dial 2000" on them. Then, student employees searched each building and attached one of the stickers to every phone on campus. Our department received a tremendous amount of praise for this idea, which improved the staffs ability to contact the police department in an emergency.

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27 Mar 2015 
If you have to ask this question, you have no business making your own marketing plan. I apologize if this sounds harsh, but there's a good reason why the majority of food services fail. Most owners go into business thinking good products and service will make them successful when it's just not true. Effective management systems and marketing make a business successful, not products and service. Products and service must meet the expectations of a customer once they get in the door, but they will not be the reason for a customer's buying decision. People buy to fulfill emotions. Successful marketing campaigns are based on promising customers a certain feeling when they come into a business, then developing a unique selling point that helps deliver that feeling to the customer. This unique selling point and the feeling is then incorporated into every aspect of the businesses marketing. In a food service, that could include the food selection, menu design, store interior/exterior design, signage, advertising, letterhead and any other item that represents the business. Successful businesses do not sell products, they sell feelings.

Some examples:

McDonalds does not sell hamburgers. McDonalds sells convenience to adults and fun to children.

Hard Rock Cafe does not sell food. They sell nostalgia.

Hooters does not sell wings. They sell sex.

Burger King does not sell burgers. They sell accomodation (Have it your way).

Tavern on the Green does not sell gourmet food. They sell stature.

Subway does not sell sandwiches. They sell health.

The SBA is a good resource, but even with the best "samples" in the world, an inexperienced marketer cannot develop a solid marketing plan. Even most marketing companies don't have a clue about solid marketing plans. They specialize in negotiating good prices on advertising, then reselling the advertising to clients for a profit.

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23 Mar 2015 
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Find out about the history of your property you are purchasing, before signing in the dotted line of your house mortgage. There are numerous things lenders and sellers are certainly not required to disclose that you might find relevant. knowing if your home was the scene of any gruesome murder might be something you wish to know before agreeing to acquire.

Remember, no mortgage is "a lock" until you've closed about the home. Many things can impact your home mortgage up to that point, such as a second check of your respective credit, work loss, and other kinds of new information. Keep your finances in check between your loan approval and also the close to make certain everything goes as planned.

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If you need to make repairs to your home you might like to look at a second mortgage. As long as you have a great history of paying punctually you should certainly obtain a great rate, and also by improving your home you might be increasing its value. Just ensure that you will be able to make the payments.

Be realistic when picking a property. Just because your lender pre-approves you for any certain amount doesn't mean that's the total amount you are able to afford. Take a look at income along with your budget realistically and choose a property with payments that happen to be within your means. This could help you save a lifetime of stress in the end.

By going with a lender who offers to finance without any closing costs, it can save you money on a mortgage. Closing costs are a substantial a part of a home loan. To compensate for that lost money, however, lenders can certainly make up it in a few other way. Usually by using a slightly higher interest rate.

You now have a plan you are able to take to ensure the mortgage you locate is the perfect choice. Use everything you've learned here today to create your process an easy one. The earlier you might be into your home, the more effective, so get down to work immediately!

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To get approved, obtaining a home mortgage can be a tricky process for anyone because they do not know precisely what is required. By reading reading quality advice on home mortgages for example the one's in the following article, everyone can improve their chances. Keep reading and have educated in the field of home mortgages.

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Learning to cope with personal finances effectively is really a skill that you can use throughout life. The following tips will help anyone on his or her quest for a reliable financial life. Getting personal finances manageable could be good for one's credit and one's ability to make purchases, and accomplishing this can make life better overall.

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