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Title: Contemporary Police Management - Special Focus
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:52  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1985)  Pages:24-49
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Editor(s): J W Sterling; C E Higginbotham
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The 11 articles in this special series address several aspects of police management, including management teams, information systems, scheduling, validation of personnel selection systems, crime analysis, and cooperation between public and private security forces.
Abstract: The first article explains how to prioritize objectives through careful planning, and the second focuses on organizing a management team composed of four to eight managers from the middle and upper levels. Two papers on management information systems describe the computerization experiences of the St. Paul Police Department (Minnesota) and the King County (Seattle, Wash.) police use of a microcomputer modeling and probabilities system to deploy officers and develop work schedules. Indicators to assess a schedule's effectiveness in regard to goals, morale, employee-employer relations, and operating environment are detailed. Another article explains the accreditation process developed and administered by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., and its application in reviewing departmental policies and procedures. An overview of methods to validate employee selection procedures focuses on psychological testing. Other articles discuss (l) crime analysis units, which analyze all data on selected crimes to identify any patterns; and (2) private security managers' responsibilities to protect their companies against organized crime. The final article describes training and information exchange programs implemented by the Dallas (Texas) police to improve cooperation with private security firms.
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Organized crime prevention; Police information systems; Police management; Police manpower deployment; Police performance evaluation; Police personnel selection; Police-private police cooperation
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