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NCJ Number: 120593 Find in a Library
Title: Effective Police Supervision
Author(s): H W More; W F Wegener
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 512
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-588-8
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Many contemporary police agencies encounter such problems as low morale, high job stress, high personnel turnover, absenteeism, and conflict. Resolution of these problems is a function of quality management.
Abstract: The quality of management within a police organization determines whether the organization is successful, and the best law enforcement agencies view the first-line supervisor as an integral part of the management team. It is acknowledged, however, that first-line supervisors apply management skills differently than higher-ranking police managers. Problems faced by police agencies can be resolved if managers become conversant with the elements of organizational behavior. Behavioral theory and case studies are applied to help current or potential police department supervisors identify and resolve personal and organizational problems. Details are provided on the supervision process itself, interpersonal communication, motivation, leadership, discipline, performance appraisal, team building, coping with organizational change, media relations, internal discipline, labor relations, the supervision of minorities, and police training. 336 references, 71 figures.
Main Term(s): Police supervision
Index Term(s): Police staff management; Stress management
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