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NCJ Number: 134212 Find in a Library
Title: American Police Administration: A Handbook on Police Organization and Methods of Administration in American Cities
Author(s): E D Graper
Date Published: 1969
Page Count: 370
Sponsoring Agency:
Montclair, NJ 07042
Publication Number: ISBN 87585-037-5
Sale Source: 23 Prospect Terrace
Montclair, NJ 07042
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook was developed to assist superior police officers charged with management responsibilities and to help rank and file officers who want to attain higher administrative posts.
Abstract: Police administration is viewed largely as a personnel management problem, and human factors are considered to be more important than organizational forms and procedures. The handbook covers the establishment of police systems in England and the United States, the importance of police administration, and public attitudes. The organization of city police departments is also considered as well as the appointment, promotion, and removal of police officers. The handbook additionally explores police training, patrol operations, traffic regulation, detective services, special police services, arrests, and police compensation and welfare. The author makes a strong recommendation for higher police pay, improved police pension systems, better medical care, and increased sick leave allowances. He also suggests that police departments assume full responsibility for furnishing required police equipment. Footnotes
Main Term(s): Police management
Index Term(s): England; Foreign police; Fringe benefits; Pay rates; Police organizational structure; Police personnel promotion; Police personnel selection; US/foreign comparisons
Note: Patterson Smith Reprint SEries in Criminology, Law Enforcement, and Social Problems, Publication No. 37
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