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NCJ Number: 98197 Find in a Library
Title: Patrol Administration - Management by Objectives - Third Edition
Author(s): D T Shanahan
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 643
Sponsoring Agency: Allyn and Bacon, Inc
Needham Heights, MA 02194-2310
Sale Source: Allyn and Bacon, Inc
Publicity Manager
160 Gould Street
Needham Heights, MA 02194-2310
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This comprehensive text applies management-by-objective (MBO) principles to all aspects of patrol administration, including supervision and employee motivation, organization, planning, patrol techniques, special operations, investigations, performance evaluation, and resource allocation.
Abstract: After outlining a realistic MBO model suitable for police departments, the text discusses leadership skills and work motivation. It explains the wide choice of management styles available to patrol administrators and skills needed to motivate the contemporary patrol officer. The book suggests that managers use transactional analysis to identify personality types and deal more effectively with people. Classic organizational theories are reviewed, and patrol organization, planning, and specific patrol techniques are addressed. Also discussed are the patrol problems involved in special operations such as stakeouts and snipers, the patrol officer's role in criminal investigation, and factors involved in evaluating patrol performance. Also covered are techniques of patrol personnel allocation and management responses to social change. Charts, references, a sample firearms policy, and an index.
Main Term(s): Patrol
Index Term(s): Management by objectives; Police management
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