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NCJ Number: 136286 Find in a Library
Title: Adapting Participatory Management for a Parliamentary Organization: The Implementation of Teams in the Washington State Patrol
Journal: American Journal of Police  Volume:10  Issue:4  Dated:(1992)  Pages:27-47
Author(s): K Gray; M K Stohr-Gillmore; N P Lovrich
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 21
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper traces the development and implementation of the Traffic Enforcement and Management System (TEAMS); an innovative participatory management philosophy that is transforming a traditional police agency, the Washington State Patrol.
Abstract: Following a review of the history of the Washington State Patrol and the evolution of the TEAMS concept, the paper outlines how to implement the key principles, to monitor the process, and to move the Washington State Patrol to a participatory management philosophy. The initial experience in Washington State suggests that participatory management can be realized even in the highly bureaucratized setting of large police agencies. 5 notes and 25 references
Main Term(s): Police management; Police reform
Index Term(s): Administrative planning; Police agencies; Police training innovations; Washington
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