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Title: Guide for Police Administrators and Police Union Leaders
Author(s): R Showalter; R F Dart
Corporate Author: Social Development Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 129
Sponsoring Agency: Connecticut Criminal Justice Cmssn
Hartford, CT 06115
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Social Development Corporation
Hartford, CT 06103
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Social Development Corporation
266 Pearl Street, Room 416
Hartford, CT 06103
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based upon a study of the history and current characteristics of police unions and police chiefs' responses to policy unions in Connecticut, this analysis of police management and labor practices offers recommendations for improving police union management relations.
Abstract: A mythical town in Connecticut, Mython, is used to portray the ideal police union-management relationship which is based upon the cooperation of both parties. Police chiefs' responses and labor responses to a survey indicate general acceptance of the idea and the process of joint planning for common interests and goals, but not general use of such practices. Recommendations to improve police union-management relations focus on commitment to change; planning for the identification of common future goals; regular meetings to set goals, to anticipate problems, and to agree upon programs; joint resolutions concerning particular actions to be taken to reach a common goal; the introduction of an agreed-upon performance evaluation to increase productivity; and maintenance of police library and research facilities. In addition, a reference manual reports on the current status of police union contract clauses in Connecticut in 1975. Ten charts illustrate the contract analysis, and a glossary of contract terms and examples of clauses are included. A bibliography of 59 references is provided. Appendixes include the surveys given to police chiefs and union leaders, chapter 18 of police standards and goals, and a copy of the act governing collective bargaining agreements in Connecticut.
Index Term(s): Connecticut; Labor relations; Police unions; Public administration
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