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NCJ Number: 10760 Find in a Library
Title: MANAGING OF POLICE ORGANIZATIONS
Author(s): P M WHISENAND; R F FERGUSON
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 448
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES COVERED INCLUDE PLANNING, COMMUNICATIONS, ORGANIZATION, CONTROL, DECISION-MAKING, COORDINATION OF ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP.
Abstract: IN THIS WORK, WHISENAND AND FERGUSON CONTEND THAT 'THE POLICE MANAGER IS UNDOUBTEDLY CAPABLE OF IMPROVING HIS ORGANIZATION SO THAT IT CAN ACCOMPLISH ITS PARTICULAR GOALS AND AT THE SAME TIME MEET THE NEEDS OF ITS MEMBERS'. THE ROLE AND VALUES OF THE POLICE MANAGER ARE TREATED IN A GENERAL SENSE BEFORE THE SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS THAT SERVE TO FORM THE MANAGER'S ROLE ARE ANALYZED. IN ADDITION TO TEXTUAL MATERIAL, EACH CHAPTER CONTAINS ONE OR MORE LEARNING EXERCISES WHICH CONSIST OF CASE STUDIES, STRUCTURED EXPERIENCES, AND MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL. EACH LEARNING EXERCISE IS INTRODUCED BY A BRIEF DISCUSSION DESIGNED TO HIGHLIGHT THE GOALS OF THE EXERCISE, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO RESEARCH FINDINGS, INNOVATIVE PRACTICES, AND THEORIES THAT FORM MANAGERIAL STRATEGIES OF SIGNIFICANCE TO POLICE ADMINISTRATORS. SUGGESTIONS FOR PUTTING THE EXERCISES TO BEST USE ARE PROVIDED. THE BOOK CONCLUDES WITH DISCUSSIONS OF EXISTING AND FUTURE CHALLENGES THAT POLICE ADMINISTRATORS SHOULD MEET IN ATTEMPTING TO FULFILL THEIR DUTIES. THE AUTHORS DESIGNED THIS BOOK FOR USE BY BOTH POLICE MANAGERS AND STUDENTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Index Term(s): Automated police information systems; Computer aided operations; Conflict resolution; Job analysis; Labor relations; Leadership; Management; Personnel administration; Planning; Police chiefs; Police community relations; Police organizational structure; Police services coordination; Supervision
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