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NCJ Number: 91175 Find in a Library
Title: Supervisory Development in Law Enforcement - Leadership
Author(s): E N Smith
Corporate Author: Bay State Film Productions
United States of America
Project Director: E M Tweedy
Date Published: 1982
Sponsoring Agency: Bay State Film Productions
Agawam, MA 01001
Northbrook, IL 60062
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: MTI
3710 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Six scenarios raise questions about appropriate supervisory behavior by police sergeants who are regularly confronted by management problems. No evaluation of the sergeants' performances are made, but each scenario is followed by a break for audience discussion.
Abstract: The scenarios include a sergeant at a beer party who discusses department policy with his subordinates, a sergeant who refuses to explain an unrequested transfer to an officer and pulls rank to carry out his order, and a sergeant who offers no guidance to a patrol officer who requests help in handling a traffic accident involving a drunk commissioner. The other scenarios concern two patrol officers who, attempting to handle a quarrel between a couple in a parking lot, are interrupted by a sergeant conducting a field observation of their activities and a sergeant who reverses an officer's arrest decision involving a drunken woman driver. The final scenario concerns officers' adherence to basic patrol procedures, the use of deadly force, and the supervisor's role in managing an officer's postshooting trauma. A leader's guide accompanies the film.
Index Term(s): Police management; Supervisory training
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