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NCJ Number: 25643 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: CONTIGUOUS MODEL FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZATIONAL AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT
Author(s): D W CATLIN
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 182
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE CASE STUDY PRESENTED IN THIS VOLUME IS A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS OF AN ORGANIZATIONAL AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WHICH WAS CARRIED OUT OVER A TEN MONTH PERIOD IN A POLICE DEPARTMENT ON THE EAST COAST.
Abstract: THIS PROGRAM OF ORGANIZATIONAL AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT UTILIZED SEVERAL OF THE TECHNIQUES CURRENTLY PRACTICED IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY. IT COMBINED THE USE OF PROCESS CONSULTATION WITH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AS STRATEGIES OF ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. IN THE ORIGINAL PROJECT MODEL, THE COMMAND STAFF COMPOSED OF THE RANKS OF SERGEANT AND ABOVE, WERE TO PLAY AN INTEGRAL ROLE IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EFFORT. THIS WAS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH THEIR PARTICIPATION IN TASK FORCES WHICH WERE DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY ORGANIZATIONAL PROBLEMS AND DEVELOP ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS. DURING THE LIFE OF THE PROJECT, SEVERAL MODIFICATIONS OF THE PROCESSES WERE NECESSARY PRIMARILY AS A RESULT OF INTERVENTION INTO THE PROJECT BY VARIOUS TOP ADMINISTRATORS IN THE DEPARTMENT AND OFFICIALS FROM THE CITY'S POLITICAL STRUCTURE. AS A RESULT OF THE RESEARCH, THE AUTHOR PROPOSES A CONTIGUOUS MODEL FOR ORGANIZATIONAL AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT. THIS MODEL CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING FOUR COMPONENTS WHICH MUST EXIST SIMULTANEOUSLY OR IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO EACH OTHER: ASSESSMENT OF SUPPORT BY THE POLITICAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP; MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT TRAINING EXTERNAL TO THE ORGANIZATION; CONTINUOUS INTERNAL MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EFFORT; AND LONG TERM CONSULTING ASSISTANCE. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Management; Management and administrative education; Models; Operations research; Police education; Police effectiveness; Staff development training
Note: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY - MASTERS THESIS
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