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NCJ Number: 65138 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK
Author(s): R S BUNYARD
Corporate Author: McGraw Hill Book Co (UK) Limited
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 159
Sponsoring Agency: McGraw Hill Book Co (UK) Limited
Berkshire, SL6 2QL, England
Sale Source: McGraw Hill Book Co (UK) Limited
Shoppenhangers Rd
Maidenhead
Berkshire, SL6 2QL,
United Kingdom
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A SELECTION OF MANAGEMENT IDEAS ARE DRAWN FROM OTHER PROFESSIONS AND FROM GENERAL MANAGEMENT THEORIES AND APPLIED TO THE CURRENT NEEDS OF POLICE SUPERVISORS.
Abstract: BECAUSE MANAGEMENT MAY BE DEFINED AS THE USE OF RESOURCES TO ACHIEVE ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES, MANAGEMENT IS RELEVANT TO THE POLICE SERVICE. THE FUNCTION OF ALL SUPERVISORY OFFICERS IS GENERALLY TO MAKE THE MOST EFFECTIVE USE OF THEIR CARS, PEOPLE, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER RESOURCES IN REACHING OBJECTIVES. SOCIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES HAVE PLACED GREATER DEMANDS ON THE POLICE SUPERVISOR, BOTH WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE SERVICE. RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE POLICE AND THE PUBLIC, BETWEEN SUPERVISORS AND THOSE SUPERVISED, HAVE BECOME MORE CRITICAL. THIS POLICE MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK, WHICH PLACES THEORIES OF MANAGEMENT IN A CONTEXT OF EARLY POLICE METHODS, PATERNALISM, SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT, AND THE HAWTHORNE OBSERVATIONS, IS INTENDED FOR ALL PEOPLE CONCERNED WITH THE SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT OF POLICE PERSONNEL, FROM SERGEANTS IN CHARGE OF SHIFTS OR SMALL UNITS TO SENIOR OFFICERS COMMANDING DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS. DISCUSSIONS OF THEORIES OF MOTIVATION, TYPES AND STRUCTURES OF WORK GROUPS, AND THE NATURE OF LEADERSHIP INCLUDE AUTHORITARIANISM IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY AND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A LEADERSHIP SCALE. VARIOUS INTERPERSONAL SKILLS ARE DESCRIBED SUCH AS ROLE-PLAYING, COMMUNICATION, UNDERSTANDING OTHERS, AND ACHIEVING COOPERATION, AND A MANAGERIAL SYSTEMS APPROACH IS DISCUSSED. THE NATURE OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION, TYPES OF INFORMATION, THE FUNCTION OF COMPUTERS, AND OPERATIONAL RESEARCH ARE OUTLINED, AND FOUR CASE STUDIES PROVIDE MATERIAL FOR ANALYSIS USING THE MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS. BASIC CONCEPTS ARE ILLUSTRATED WITH CHARTS AND TABLES. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Hawthorne effect; Leadership; Management by objectives; Participatory management; Planning; Police attitudes; Police decisionmaking; Police management; Police manpower deployment; Police organizational structure; Police resource allocation; Police responsibilities; Police services coordination; Role perception; Work attitudes
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