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NCJ Number: 10682 Find in a Library
Title: MANAGEMENT SCIENCE EDUCATION FOR POLICE OFFICERS
Journal: POLICE RESEARCH BULLETIN  Issue:21  Dated:(SPRING 1973)  Pages:17-21
Author(s): N L CHAPPLE
Corporate Author: Great Britain Police
Research Services Branch
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Police
London, England
Publication Number: U
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A MANAGEMENT SCIENCE COURSE HELD FOR SENIOR POLICE OFFICERS AT THE ASHRIDGE MANAGEMENT COLLEGE IN BERKHAMSTED, ENGLAND, IN 1972 IS DESCRIBED. AND ASSESSMENT OF THE PROGRAM ARE PROVIDED.
Abstract: THE COURSE WAS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE THE POLICE OFFICERS WITH AN INSIGHT INTO MODERN MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES, PARTICULARLY THE INTERPRETATION OF STATISTICS AND QUANTITATIVE MEASURES IN THE IDENTIFICATION AND SOLUTION OF POLICE MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS. ITS MAIN OBJECTIVES WERE TO CONSIDER THE EFFECT OF TECHNOLOGY ON INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND ITS PRESENT AND FUTURE APPLICATION IN POLICE WORK, AND TO REVIEW THE APPLICATION OF CURRENT QUANTITATIVE AIDS TO THE DECISIONMAKING AND PLANNING PROCESSES. THE MAIN SUBJECTS WERE USE OF A COMPUTER, PRACTICAL STATISTICS, OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, DECISION THEORY AND PRACTICE, FORECASTING TECHNIQUES, LONG-RANGE PLANNING, COST ANALYSIS AND CONTROL FOR SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; NETWORK ANALYSIS, SIMULATION TECHNIQUES, BUDGETARY PLANNING AND CONTROL, AND AN EXAMINATION OF UP-TO-DATE POLICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN BRITAIN AND THE U.S. AN UNOFFICIAL ASSESSMENT OF THE COURSE BY PARTICIPANTS COVERS SUCH AREAS AS AIMS, SUCCESS, FUTURE APPLICATION, MOST VALUABLE ASPECT, LENGTH, MAJOR WEAKNESS, PROPOSALS FOR IMPROVEMENT, FURTHER STUDY RECOMMENDED, AND PROPOSED AREAS OF APPLICATION IN THE POLICE FIELD. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE COURSES WERE SUCCESSFUL.
Index Term(s): Course materials; England; Management and administrative education; Police management; Police management training
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