Principles and Policies in the Police Organization Reading and Resources
Read Chapter 5 in Police Administration
Chapter 5: “Principles and Policies in the Police Organization”
Chapter 5 presents the basic principles of police organization and discusses the role of policies in police administration. Organizational principles are useful guidelines for organizing police work and police personnel. Although the applicability of the principles varies somewhat depending on department size, all police managers need a working familiarity with them.
Read Library Article
Javidan, M., Bullough, A., Dibble, R. (2016). Mind the gap: Gender differences in global leadership self-efficacies. Academy of Management Perspectives, 30(1), 59–73. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.lib.kaplan.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=113475463&site=eds-live
American Psychological Association. (2006, March 22). When the boss is a woman. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/research/action/boss.aspx
Riggio, R. E. (2010). Do men and women lead differently? Who’s better? Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201003/do-men-and-women-lead-differently-whos-better
Read the following article located in the Library:
Gove, T. G. (2008). The art of managing up. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin (77)6, 10–15. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.lib.kaplan.edu/socialsciences/docview/204132005/1394200B6185FB827DB/1?accountid=34544
Website: ACCEL Team
Visit the ACCEL Team website and review a very interesting discussion of David McClelland’s Achievement Motivation Theory.
McClelland, D. (n.d.) Achievement motivation theory: Accel-team.com. Retrieved from http://accel-team.com/human_relations/hrels_06_mcclelland.html
- Unit 3 Discussion Topic 1
Topic 1 of 2: Standard Operating Procedures
Most police organizations have in-depth policy and procedure manuals, rules and regulations, or standard operating procedures. Discuss the roles of these types of manuals and why they are, or are not, necessary in modern policing organizations.
- Unit 3 Discussion Topic 2
Topic 2 of 2: Discretion
Police officers need to utilize sound discretion. Discretion is subjective. There is no rule or regulation that can cover every conceivable task police officers perform. Discuss how you as a criminal justice manager would allow your officers to utilize discretion they need, but at the same time staying within the limits of department procedure and the laws. For a reminder on the importance and necessity of police discretion, refer to Chapter 2 in the textbook.