Progressive Police Supervision: A Simple and Effective Approach for Managing a Police Agency

Progressive Police Supervision: A Simple and Effective Approach for Managing a Police Agency

by Jody Kasper

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608850228
Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/12/2010
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author i

Introduction iii

Chapter 1 A Brief History of Policing in America 1

Robert Peel's London Metropolitan Police 1

Special Focus 1.1: Peel's Principles 2

The Political Era (1830 - 1940) 3

The Reform Era (1930 - 1970) 4

Police Community Relations 5

Precursors to the Community Policing Era 5

Community Policing Era (1980-2001?) 7

A New Era 8

Chapter 2 Community Policing: What Is It? 11

Special Focus 2.1: Traditional Policing versus Community Policing 12

Community Policing Defined 12

Identifying the Stakeholders 13

Key Elements of Community Policing 14

Chapter 3 The End of Community Policing 19

Identifying the Problems with Community Policing 19

Special Focus 3.1: The Challenges of Implementing Community Policing at the Northampton, Massachusetts Police Department 24

Chapter 4 Today's Police Departments: Facing New Challenges 31

Terrorism 32

Interoperability 32

Funding 33

Community Expectations 33

Technology 33

Media 34

Professionalism/Accountability 35

Education 35

Chapter 5 Keeping Focused: Identifying the Goals of Today's Police Department 37

Mission Statements 37

Special Focus 5.1: Sample Mission Statements 37

Identifying Specific Goals 39

Special Focus 5.2: Recruiting Strategies 43

Chapter 6 The Millennials: Understanding the Next Generation 49

Defining the Millennial Generation 49

Millennial Characteristics 50

Millennial Expectations-Advancement 51

Millennial Expectations-Supervisory Contact 52

Millennial Expectations-Fairness 53

Millennial Expectations-Community/Global Perspective 54

Chapter 7 Supervising in a New Era 57

Manager versus Leader 57

Contemporary Leadership Styles 57

Reengineering the Corporation 59

Management by Walking Around 60

Total Quality Management 60

Special Focus 7.1: Example: Total Quality Management Put into Practice 62

The Peter Principle 64

The Dilbert Principle 65

Characteristics of a Good Supervisor 65

Special Focus 7.2: Selecting the Best: How to Select Personnel for Promotion and Special Assignment 67

Chapter 8 The Foundation of Every Police Department 71

Administrative Duties 71

Special Focus 8.1: Administrative Duties: East Brunswick, New Jersey Police Department 72

Accreditation 73

Special Focus 8.2: Becoming Accredited: A Five-Step Process 75

Minimum Hiring Standards-Education 76

Recruitment and Hiring 80

Police Training 82

Personnel Evaluations 84

New Technology 86

Chapter 9 Police-Media Relations: Actively Shaping the Public's Image of the Police 91

Defining Media 91

Developing Positive Working Relationships with the Members of the Media 92

Self-promotion 92

Special Focus 9.1: Generating Positive Media Coverage: The 2008 and 2009 Citizen Police Academies Held by the Northampton, Massachusetts Police Department 93

Police Website 94

"Ask a Cop" Programs 95

Public Service Announcements 95

Creating Media Materials 95

Contributions to the Police Image 95

Chapter 10 Patrol: Emphasizing Progressive Strategies 97

Key Components of Effective Patrol Methods 97

Proactive Approach 97

Special Focus 10.1: Sheriff's Theft Offense Prosecution Program (STOPP), Fairfield County, Ohio, Sheriff's Office 98

Geographic Patrol Assignment 99

Accountability 100

Community Partnerships and Collaboration 100

Special Focus 10.2: Hampshire County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) 101

Forms of Patrol 103

Cruiser Patrol 103

Bicycle Patrol 104

Foot Patrol 104

Park and Walk Programs 105

Chapter 11 Community Outreach: Proven Strategies That Work 107

Citizen Police Academy 107

Special Focus 11.1: Improving the Police Image: Anonymous Surveys Collected from Participants of a 2009 Citizen Police Academy 108

Ride-along Programs 110

Park and Walk 110

Neighborhood Watch 111

Special Focus 11.2: Neighborhood Watch, Farmington Hills, Michigan Police Department 111

Self-defense Programs 113

Police Week/Police Day 113

Interns 113

Other Outreach Activities 114

Citizen Surveys 114

Chapter 12 Schools: Working Together 117

Communication and Collaboration: The School-Police Connection 118

Incident Training and Drills: Preparing for the Worst 119

Building Safety and Security: Physical Tactics 119

Special Assignments: Officers Working Inside Schools 120

Special Focus 12.1: Bullying 122

Educational Programming: Prevention through Understanding 125

Proven Success 125

Chapter 13 Implementing Change: Have No Fear 129

A History of Resisting Change 130

Successfully Implementing Change 130

Accept that Change is Inevitable 130

Give Advanced Warning 131

Explain the Reason for the Change 131

Involve Employees in the Change Process 131

Provide Orientation and Training (if necessary) 132

Prepare to Reassess and Improve 133

Conclusion 134

Index 137

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