Considering the urgent problem of drugs and the limited resources of police, the authors argue that managerial thought is crucially needed. They consider four strategic questions:
- What goals might reasonably be set for drugs enforcement?
- What parts of the police department engage the drugs problems and to what effect?
- What role can citizens and community groups usefully (and properly) play in coping with the problem?
- What basic strategies might the police department consider as alternative attacks on the problem?