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NCJ Number: 136172 Find in a Library
Title: Rotation: Is It Organizationally Sound?
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:61  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1992)  Pages:16-19
Author(s): T Gabor
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 4
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Language: English
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Annotation: The implementation of the rotation system in the Culver City Police Department is described with particular focus on organizational efficiency.
Abstract: The absence of a rotation system may lead to a system of indispensable employees and stagnating employees. However, inception of a rotation system benefits both the department and it's personnel. It provides experience for managers in all areas of administration, traffic, detective, and operations departments and provides patrol officers with maturity and experience. The Culver City Police Department measures its effectiveness in response times, case clearance rate, traffic index, and employee morale. A typical path of on officers rotation consists of about 2 years as patrol officer, training officer, promotion to sergeant, patrol sergeant, crime impact team supervisor, training officer in administration, promotion to lieutenant, watch commander, and as budget officer and personnel officer. Out of a department of 117 officers in Culver City, 6 have been selected for the position of chief of other departments. This allows for greater upward mobility within the department and in turn boosts morale significantly. An organizationally sound rotation system will produce high morale, clear understanding of the operations, efficiency, good interdepartmental relations, new ideas, and a stronger team.
Main Term(s): Police management
Index Term(s): California; Police supervision; Work attitudes
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