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NCJ Number: 134575 Find in a Library
Title: Leadership Challenges in the Year 2000
Journal: Schriftenriehe der Polizei-Fuehrungsakademie  Volume:91  Issue:2  Dated:(1991)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: Postfach 48 02 30
Zum Rotenberge 18-24
West Germany (Former)
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 171
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: German
Country: Germany (Unified)
Annotation: This journal publishes contributions of German criminal justice experts concerning future needs of police leadership.
Abstract: German police leadership faces numerous challenges in the future: the unification of Western Europe; the disintegration of Eastern Europe; international asylum seekers; growing ethnic diversity in the population; and increased population density. Several articles emphasize the need for a cooperative style of leadership to meet these challenges. While one article analyzes the ethical principles underlying such a leadership style, another article stresses the link between mutual trust and leadership in the police force. A third article explores the discrepancy between police leaders who consider their leadership style as cooperative and their employees who criticize the same style as authoritarian. The last article dealing with cooperative leadership introduces the concept of quality circles as a way to increase staff involvement. In view of future recruitment needs, one article presents the results of a survey exploring job satisfaction and motivation of 400 officers. The final articles emphasize the need for leadership training and for an accurate assessment of future leadership requirements.
Main Term(s): Police administrative skills Training
Index Term(s): Foreign police; Participatory management; Police management training; Police training needs assessment; Police work attitudes
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