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“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.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Police Organizations
Introduction to Police Organizations
This book starts with two simple premises: Police organizations matter, and the study of police organizations matters. As we approach the 200th anniversary of the first truly modern police force in the world, these statements may provoke few objections. After all, for many, it is likely hard to envision a society without some apparatus charged with preventing and responding to crime- and disorder-related calls and providing a multitude of service-oriented functions. Police organizations are indeed pervasive in the United States. According to recent statistics, 15,388 state, county, and local general-purpose law enforcement agencies employing 724,690 full-time and 39,101 part-time sworn employees serve jurisdictions across the country.1 In the federal system, 120,000 law enforcement officers work in 73 ...