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NCJ Number: 31055 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - WHAT IS AN APPROPRIATE MODEL?
Journal: JOURNAL OF POLICE SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION  Volume:3  Issue:4  Dated:(DECEMBER 1975)  Pages:475-481
Author(s): R REAMS; J KUYKENDALL; D BURNS
Corporate Author: Northwestern University
School of Law
Managing Editor
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Northwestern University
Chicago, IL 60611
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER IDENTIFIES AND DESCRIBES FOUR POLICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, AND AFTER ANALYZING A MODEL POLICE DEPARTMENT TO DETERMINE ITS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, DISCUSSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IDEAL POLICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE FOUR MANAGEMENT STYLES OUTLINED IN THIS ARTICLE WERE ORIGINALLY PRESENTED BY LIKERT. THESE FOUR ARE: 1) THE EXPLOITATIVE AUTHORITATIVE; 2) BENEVOLENT AUTHORITATIVE; 3) CONSULTATIVE; AND 4) PARTICIPATIVE GROUP. THE SYSTEMS ARE CHARACTERIZED BY DIFFERENCES IN THE FOLLOWING PROCESSES IMPORTANT TO ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS: LEADERSHIP, MOTIVATION, COMMUNICATION, DECISION-MAKING, INTERACTION-INFLUENCE, GOAL SETTING, AND CONTROL. THE COMMUNITY POLICE AGENCY ANALYZED IN THIS STUDY WAS THE MILPITAS (CA) POLICE DEPARTMENT, WHICH IS CONSIDERED TO BE A PROGRESSIVE, SERVICE-ORIENTED AGENCY. TO ANALYZE THE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF THIS DEPARTMENT, A LIKERT SURVEY THAT CHARACTERIZES THE FOUR MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS WAS ADMINISTERED TO ALL SWORN PERSONNEL AND TO TWO OF THE EIGHT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES. THE RESULTS OF THIS SURVEY INDICATE THAT THE POLICE PERSONNEL IN GENERAL CONSIDERED THE MILPITAS DEPARTMENT TO BE IN THE THIRD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM- THE CONSULTATIVE SYSTEM. THE AUTHOR DISCUSSES WHICH OF THE FOUR MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IS 'IDEAL' FOR POLICE. FINALLY, THE CONDITIONS NECESSARY FOR THE REALIZATION OF THE FOURTH MANAGEMENT STYLE ARE OUTLINED.
Index Term(s): California; Decisionmaking; Management; Police organizational structure; Surveys; Theory
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