TEAMS GROUPS TASK FORCES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

Author: Harry W. More
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398087016
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teams, groups, and task forces in law enforcement agencies are becoming progressively more significant as a greater number of agencies have gained experience with their use. The goal of this text is to bring to reality the importance of teams to police managers, operational personnel, and members of the community. Learning objectives appear at the beginning of each chapter that will allow the reader to grasp the complexity and intricacy of these teams. The book contains helpful information to gain essential knowledge about groups in an organization with emphasis on teams, groups, and task forces in law enforcement. This is followed by a chapter on leadership and the leader, including the leadership continuum concept. Of special interest are chapters that address commitment, accountability, and team performance which serve as a basis for the behavioral and social skills needed to integrate and foster the creation of a real team. This is the glue that holds the team together and guides it in such a way that tasks are accomplished, which is an essential ingredient of human resource management. Other topics include professional growth, developmental skills techniques, emphatic team communication, motivation and inspiring team members, the operating environment, logic models and problem solving for teams, and the application of the principles of assessment. In addition, the questions/discussion at the end of each chapter provides a concise and up-to-date integration of the chapter content and brings together a practical and operational approach that is clearly useful and informative. Law enforcement professionals, policymakers, investigators and the general public will find the book to be a significant resource in the development of teams, groups, and task forces.

Effective Police Supervision

Author: Larry S. Miller
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315400812
Format: PDF, ePub
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Outstanding first-line supervisors are essential to the success of any law enforcement agency, yet many officers lack the supervision training necessary to excel. Effective Police Supervision immerses readers in the group behaviors and organizational dynamics supervisors must master in order to lead their teams and to help create an effective police department. Combining behavioral theory and updated case studies, this core text, now in its eighth edition, is a vital tool for all college students pursuing criminal justice courses on supervisory practices, as well as police officers preparing for promotional exams.

EFFECTIVE POLICE MANAGEMENT

Author: Harry W. More
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 039808825X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The law enforcement profession is well aware of the need for performance-based management. Results are what count and programs are increasingly required to demonstrate that activities and programs are viable and worthy of budgetary support. This emphasizes the necessity of ensuring that the managerial processes foster accountability. To ensure success, it is essential that organizational leaders encourage and constantly supervise this management process. Performance improvement occurs when there is an ongoing process that creates strategic performance objectives, such as measures performance, collects, and analyses, which result in the reporting of performance data that can focus on improvement. The key chapter in the text is entitled “Accountability for Performance” inasmuch as it circumscribes the remainder of the concepts discussed, and reviews the necessity of creating an accountability environment fostered by positive communications. The pivotal aspects of accountability are discussed, and each of the five levels reviewed. Chapters deal with a range of potential evaluation tools to include logic models, crime mapping, program evaluation techniques, and problem solving. Considerable attention is given to performance measurement, the different types of measurement and commonly used measures in law enforcement. There is also a brief discussion of CompStat and its four principles with special emphasis on relentless follow-up and assessment. In addition, attention is given to the utilization of performance information and the research measurements that create process improvements. Within the proactive problem-solving process, the reader will find basic questions for the scanning process, objectives, means of defining a problem, environmental surveys, and the recognized sequence of analysis. Consideration is given to the discussion of data quality, verification, validation, and information sources. Law enforcement professionals, re-searchers, planners, policymakers, and stakeholders at all levels can use this text as a significant resource in the development of performance-based management that stresses accountability, competence and performance.

Introduction to Policing

Author: Steven M. Cox
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321894
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Focusing on the thought-provoking, contemporary issues that underscore the challenging world of policing, Introduction to Policing, Second Edition (by Steven M. Cox, William P. McCamey, and Gene L. Scaramella) balances theory, research, and practice to give students a comprehensive overview of both the foundations of policing and the expanded role of today's police officers. The engaging, easy-to-understand writing style and stories from the field, coupled with unique coverage of the issues of policing in multicultural communities and the impact of globalization on policing, make this book a must-have for policing courses.

Organizational Behavior and Public Management Third Edition Revised and Expanded

Author: Michael L. Vasu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135155557X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Organizational Behavior and Public Management reveals how organizational behavior enables managers to direct resources that advance the programs and policies of public and government. This edition offers a public sector perspective of core topics, such as communication, decision-making, leadership, management ethics, motivation, organizational change, participation and performance appraisal. Contemporary Psychology called this book "skillful and comprehensive...There is a need for a text like this...the device of juxtaposing theory and application is a sound one." The authors discuss such topics as communication, decision making, worker participation and total quality management, organizational change, management systems, information, computers and organization theory in public management.

Police Leadership and Management

Author: Margaret Mitchell
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862876491
Format: PDF
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The challenges for police leaders and managers worldwide are surprisingly consistent. This volume presents fresh and unusual perspectives from Australia on the new contexts and challenges of contemporary police leadership and management. It provides practitioners, researchers and students with a breadth and depth of background that enables them to understand the often politically complex environment of crime and disorder management faced by those in leadership roles. The contributors to the volume recognise that modern operational policing must embrace partnership models in order to manage crime and disorder, and that, while command and control models are still an essential of many aspects of policing, managing police officers and staff increasingly depends on their professional development and encouraging enthusiasm and innovation. The authors also write against a background of intense political, media and community scrutiny of police work. The wide range of topics explores what is changing, what is known about the impact of these changes and what leaders and managers now need to be able to do or anticipate as a consequence.

Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement

Author: Kären Hess
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1439056447
Format: PDF, Docs
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MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, 6th edition is a practical and straightforward book that focuses on law enforcement managers and supervisors, their jobs, and the complicated interrelationships between members of the law enforcement team and the communities they share. This new edition adds Chief Shaun LaDue as a contributor to give a practitioner’s perspective to management and supervision. Additionally, the text has an increased emphasis on leadership and has been reorganized to begin the text focusing on management. The text focuses on post-9/11 policing and includes research on the effects of 9/11 as well as data driven policing, including CompStat policing, intelligence-led policing and evidence based policing. The text also includes discussions on the effects of the current economic crisis on law enforcement, including two 2009 PERF studies and reports. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, 6th edition presents a comprehensive overview of the responsibilities of law enforcement leaders and covers everything from the newest principles in policing to the exciting technological aids changing the face of law enforcement today, preparing readers to become tomorrow’s leaders. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Police Administration

Author: Larry Gaines
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1439056390
Format: PDF, Docs
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POLICE ADMINISTRATION, 3rd edition, is a comprehensive yet easy to read, up-to-date introduction to police administration for academic courses and for practitioners preparing for a promotional exam. Practical applications and case studies, usually from specific departments, fully support the theoretical concepts. On the Job boxes highlight insights by working police administration professionals. Court cases are provided throughout to promote understanding of legal concepts which apply to the various aspects of administration. The book’s real-world focus, backed up by theory, allows students to understand key issues such as conflict resolution, human resources, budgeting and collective bargaining. Actual documents, materials and forms that are used in law enforcement organizations across the country supplement the chapters, giving another layer to the training provided by this text. Current topics of terrorism and homeland security concerns, along with accountability and management of stress and fatigue are covered to equip students with a complete understanding of the intricacies of Police Administration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.