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NCJ Number: 119397 Find in a Library
Title: Police Management for the 1990s: A Practitioner's Road Map
Author(s): J Bizzack
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 154
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-05583-1
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After discussing evolution and influences on police organizational culture, the new era of police management, and future challenges to the foundations of police organization, this book provides practical guidelines for police managers in planning and structuring various police responsibilities.
Abstract: The book advises that the future of police management must be based in two essential areas of change. The first essential is to redefine the need for developing future police leadership, and the second is the development of untapped resources within the police organization. Guidelines for fielding a more productive police detective focus on images and myths, work loads, sovability factors, and case assignment management. Guidelines for police interaction with the media address the evolution of the relationship, relations with print media and broadcast journalism, public information officers, and informal police-media meetings. Other areas for which management guidelines are provided include community involvement in crime solving, drug enforcement and education strategies, the police role in victim services, and hostage negotiations and tactical incident management. Remaining topics relevant to police management are the futuristic management tone for the 1990's, flaws of police management, politics and police leadership, bases for compensation, interagency politics, community policing, reward structure and productivity measurement, fiscal planning, national accreditation, and the impact of society's attitudes about crime and police. Chapter notes and references, subject index.
Main Term(s): Police management
Index Term(s): Police effectiveness; Police organizational structure; Police responsibilities
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