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NCJ Number: 135791 Find in a Library
Title: Senior Police Executive Development: Future Directions
Journal: Canadian Police College Journal  Volume:16  Issue:1  Dated:(1992)  Pages:47-60
Author(s): L M Coutts; A Durivage
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 14
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Senior police executives need to be leaders and not just managers, and qualities and characteristics associated with police executive development are noted.
Abstract: In the organizational hierarchy of front-line workers, supervisors, managers, and executives, a shift in perspective occurs as a person moves from one level to the next higher level. The person retains all the values, viewpoints, and capabilities of the lower level(s) while adding the perspective of the current level. For those reaching the executive level, the following qualities and characteristics are desirable: ability to discern patterns and relationships, propensity to see things in a global and long-term perspective, openness to new ways of thinking about the organizational environment, ability to deal with the ambiguous and the undefined, desire to operate from a foundation of clear personal and organizational values, ability and desire to promote collaboration and sharing, and ability to get things done. Until recently, there has been little perceived need for a more integrated framework of senior police executive development in Canada. At the highest rank levels, the Canadian Police College sponsors a number of workshops, seminars, and symposia. The modern challenge to police executives, however, underscores the need for a more integrated, broadly based development program at the highest levels of police leadership. To this end, the Police College sponsored a conference that discussed various issues related to police leadership, human resource management, self management, police and external agencies, police and politics, police and the community, and social issues. Recommendations resulting from this conference are outlined. 9 references, 1 table, and 1 figure
Main Term(s): Foreign police training; Police management training
Index Term(s): Canada
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