“Addresses the different management styles that are applicable to large as well as small police agencies.” — Dr. Michael Wigginton Jr., University of Mississippi Built on a foundation of nearly 1,200 references, Leadership and Management in Police Organizations is a highly readable text that shows how organizational theory and behavior can be applied to improve the operations, leadership, and management of law enforcement. Author Matthew J. Giblin emphasizes leadership and management as separate skills in successful police supervisors and executives, illustrating to students how the two skills combine to improve individual and organizational efficacy in policing. Readers will come away with a stronger understanding of why organizational decisions matter and the impact research can have on police departments.
Introducing Leadership . . .
Because of the fragmented nature of the US law enforcement industry, police agencies are generally sovereign, not subordinate to other local, county, state, or federal law enforcement organizations. A federal law enforcement agency such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has only limited influence over local police agencies. The Bureau may assist with or provide resources for criminal investigations and contribute to local or regional joint-task forces. Additional support is provided through its crime lab, the National Academy training program for law enforcement administrators, information clearinghouses (e.g., National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime), and the Uniform Crime Reporting program.
Although seldom used, the FBI director’s position also serves as a platform, an opportunity to speak on matters ...