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NCJ Number: 122546 Find in a Library
Title: Police Management: The Past Twenty Years and the Next Twenty (From Research Leaders in Policing: Symposium Proceedings, P 3-12, 1989, Donald J. Loree, ed., -- See NCJ-122545
Author(s): R F Lunney
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Police College
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3J2, Canada
Sale Source: Canadian Police College
P.O. Box 8900
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3J2,
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This document provides an historical perspective of police management in Canada.
Abstract: In 1967, police managers were the product of internal cultures where the norms were rigidity of thought and structure, observance of traditional patterns of behavior, and the expectation of conformity. During the following years, educational standards for police recruits were raised and a new future orientation began to emerge at the senior levels of police departments. Computer based information and control systems offered better data for decisionmaking at more timely intervals. Police associations and unions succeeded in raising wages and improving benefits for their membership. The police manager of the future faces a variety of challenges, such as the effect of the AIDS epidemic, the breakdown of the traditional family, and the continuing destructive effects of drugs and alcohol. Police have an important even pivotal role to play in making and molding the future of Canada, but only if enlightened management possesses the foresight and skill to make it so.
Main Term(s): Police management
Index Term(s): Canada; History of policing; Police organizational structure; Police research
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