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NCJ Number: 99024 Find in a Library
Title: Organizational Integrity - The Role of the Police Executive in the Management Process
Journal: Journal of Police Science and Administration  Volume:13  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1985)  Pages:236-243
Author(s): M S Meagher
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 8
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After explaining the importance of police management control, this article discusses elements of the control process and the means of exerting management control through performance and productivity evaluation, staff inspection, and discipline.
Abstract: Police management control is the use of techniques to ensure that organizational performance accords with stated organizational goals and policies. The control process is the comparing of the actual results attained by the organization with predetermined standards and taking corrective action where the results and standards are not in accord. The components of a data gathering network essential for measuring organizational performance is described, and the article then details aspects of performance and productivity evaluation. These include (1) the specification of objectives, (2) the development of an evaluation design, (3) the establishment of data collection procedures, and (4) the use of data reduction and analysis. The purpose of staff inspection as a means of organizational control is to ensure that supervisory personnel are performing their assignments in such a way as to serve organizational goals. The discussion of discipline and organizational integrity views the use of internal controls as a form of discipline. The emphasis is on proactive efforts that instill proper conduct patterns that preclude the use of reactive, negative discipline. Twenty-nine references are listed.
Index Term(s): Discipline; Police command and control; Police inspection; Police management; Police performance evaluation
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