Ivilian Police Aides: Are They Effective?

This is a independent research project/thesis and I am writing on Civilian Police Aides and if their presence in police departments across the country helps the department. I have already written some of it and would like/need that to be incorporated. Also I already have sources that can be incorporated. There also needs to be footnotes. I would be more than happy to send all the current documents I have on my topic, including my first rough draft. Also, my thesis would have to stay the same.