Source: (2011) Dissertation. Doctor of Education. Loyola University Chicago

This study provides a history of programs implemented between the Chicago Police Department within Chicago Public School, while looking at the changes in the relationship between the two between 1945 and 2005. The research answers the following; the change in the relationship of the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Public Schools during the last half of the twentieth century, the programs that have resulted from the relationship between the Chicago Police department and Chicago Public schools, the original intent of the programs, and how did the programs evolve during this time period. This paper takes a look at how changes in demographics of Chicago’s population, employment, housing, and crime played a role in the relationship between the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Public Schools. It also focuses on the “Officer Friendly,” D.A.R.E., and G.R.E.A.T. programs.(author's abstract)