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NCJ Number: 193718 Find in a Library
Title: Managing of Police Organizations, Fifth Edition
Author(s): Paul M. Whisenand Ph.D.; R. Fred Ferguson M.P.A
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 334
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Publishing
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-061914-0
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Publishing
Criminal Justice and Police Training
1 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a textbook for any course in police organization and management, as well as for officers studying for promotion exams.
Abstract: The book teaches what individuals can do to create a stronger and more effective agency and how to manage a police organization, including leadership strategies, stress management, and police community relations. Each of the book's 15 chapters includes an outline, key points, and a review. The book emphasizes the police manager as leader. At the center of this emphasis on leadership is community-oriented policing (COP). In turn, the book highlights COP as a value-added approach to police work, which leads to what the book describes as the core of leading others - human values. The book is divided into two sections: Leadership and Management. The Leadership section examines: Values, Ethics, and Vision; Communications; Team Leadership; Empowerment; Time Management; and Vitality. The Management section reviews Organizing; Community- and Problem-Oriented Policing; Budget; Politics; Unions; Problem Employees; and Intuition. The chapters on Team Leadership, Organizing, and Intuition are new with this edition. Notes, structured exercises, tables, figures, case studies, index
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Communications; Community policing; Leadership; Police command and control; Police management; Police management training; Problem behavior; Professional in-service education; Stress management
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