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NCJ Number: 62817 Find in a Library
Title: DYNAMICS OF EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
Journal: POLICE CHIEF  Volume:46  Issue:11  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1979)  Pages:52-54
Author(s): J F KING
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: POLICE ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS ARE ENHANCED BY OFFICERS' UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE OF COMMUNICATION AND USE OF A SEMIFORMAL WRITTEN METHOD DESIGNED FOR POLICE DEPARTMENTS.
Abstract: TAPO ('TO ALL POLICE OFFICERS') IS A COMMUNICATION METHOD THAT HAS PROVEN TO BE A USEFUL MANAGEMENT TOOL. TAPO TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE BASIC ELEMENTS OF COMMUNICATION AND CHOOSES THE ONE MOST EFFECTIVE, IN THIS CASE WRITTEN COMMUNICATION, IN A PARTICULAR SITUATION. IT HELPS TO OVERCOME SOME OF THE BARRIERS TO COMMUNICATION, INCLUDING PHYSICAL, PERSONAL AND SEMANTIC BARRIERS. TAPO INVOLVES MANAGEMENT STATEMENT OF, EXPLANATION FOR, AND SUPPORT OF A SPECIFIC DECISION OR POLICY IN SOME KIND OF COMMUNICATION MEDIUM, IN SUCH A FORM AS TO ENCOURAGE FEEDBACK. IT ADDRESSES TOPICS OF GENERAL INTEREST TO POLICE OFFICERS, SUCH AS POLICY ON CARRYING A WEAPON OFF DUTY, OR PLANS FOR CHOOSING A PATROL OFFICER OF THE YEAR. IT REACHES EVERYONE IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM AND CROSSES ALL FORMAL LINES OF COMMUNICATION. IT IS CLEAR AND CONCISE, NONDEMANDING, AND IS CONTROLLED BY THE MANAGER. FOOTNOTES, A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND A DRAWING COMPLETE THE TEXT. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Effective communications training; Information dissemination; Police management; Police organizational structure
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